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NEW ORLEANS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1880. OFFICIAL .JOUItNAL - O THe - FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY - or TRN - STATE OF LOUISIANA. SENATE. 'Twenty-Seond Day's Preoeedings. BEWATe OmAMu.a. New Oai.AtWN. I Thursdta. Februart a. too0. The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock =. by the LHon. . 1). MYcnery, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. , On a catl .f the roll the following named .enators were present: Mesers. Aby, Augustin, Brian, Bumffgton, V(ahon, Campbell ()unninaushe. Davidson, Davey, iEntopinaf, Fontenot, Foster, IHagan, easke, Lucas, Lucket, Marston Newton, luiner, Nutt, Parlange,. .lard, ktobertson. Rogers Stewart, i.teel, Settoon, Blmmes, Story, Vance, Walton, 'Watklns---2. Absent--Messrs. Demas. Harris, Kidd, Pol look-,4. On motion of Mr. Luckett, the reading of the journal in detail was dispensed with. (COMI.I'TDUIE 1RRVIOB. Utinder House oncurrent Riesolutlon ap opointing Joint commlitee to examine the affairs of all banks and banking institutions in the parish of Orleans, and to report to the General Assembly. etc., the President of the Senate announced the appointment of Messrs. Robertson. Nutt and O.hen as the commlttee on the part of the Senate. The President of the Senate placed before the Senate the following communication: OFrcrw or onARD OF STATi .lNruelas., btate of Louisiana. New Orleans. February u. 1see. To the President and Members of the Benate: *Genuemmn--The following Is an extract from the minutes of the Board of Levee -Commissioners of the Third Levee District, which met at Philharmonic Hall, Algiers, February 3, 1880: IExtrat.l "On motion of Victor Ileaud, unanimously edopted it was "enalohed, That the Legislature be respect fully requested to pass a law forbidding, under a heavy penalty, the cutting of public levees for roads, rice Ilumes or other pur ofs except under the control and super of the Board of State Engineers, and that the secretary be requested to furnish a copy of the above resolution to both houses of the Legleature." Very reapectfully, LVery . D. MARTIN, Secretary. PKTITIONs AND MEMOIRIATS. Mr. Bumlington submitted a petition of the 'Trustees of the Female Orphan Association of Baton Rouge, praying for the payment of rent of the buildings used by the Blind Insti tution of Baton Rouge in the year 1872. On motion of Mr. luflington the petition was referred to the Committee on Charitable lastitutions. BEPORT OP ,OoMMITTEEI . Mr. Watkins, chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary, rdported back Senate bill No. 25. An act to restrain judlcial and ministerial officers from going ball for prisoners or other persons tried before them or in their charge. Favorably by substitute. The report lies over under the rules. Mr. Foster, chairman of the Committee on Federal Relations, submitted the following report: To the President and Members of the Senate: I am Instructed by the Committee on Fed eral Relations, to which was referred House Concurrent Resolution. "Concerning mouth of Red river," To report favorably on the same. M URPHY J.F OSTER, Chairman. The report lies over under the rules. NOTICES OF BILTaS. The following named Senators gave notice that they would at some future day introduce She following entitled bills: By Mr. Newton "To regulate public education in the State of Louisiana; to provide a revenue for the same; to impose certain penalties; to repeal act No. 25 of the General Assembly of 1877, being entitled 'An act to regulate publio edu cation In the State of Louisiana; to provide a revenue for the same; to Impose certain pen als; to repeal sections of the Revised Statutes from sections 1297 inclusive, and to repeal act No. 6 of the acts of 1870, entitled "An act to regulate public education in the State of Louisiana and city of New Orleans, and to raise a revenue for that purpose." "' By Mr. Nunez An act providing for the assessment of Sperties belongling to non-residents in the ous parishes of thsle State, and for the eel tion of the taxes due by said non-resldents. INTRODU7TION OF fILLS In accordance with previous notice. By Mr. Leake Senate bill No. 60. An act to reorganize the Louisiana State Uhlniverstity and Agricultural and Mechanical College, now temporarily established and located at Baton Rouge, in the parish of East Baton Rouge, Which was read the first time and In full. Mr. Parlange asked and obtained uani tnous consent to introduce at this time, with out previous notice, Senate bill No. 61, An act establishing the term of ofice of judges of the courts of appeal after the ex piration of the term of office fixed by the con etitution, Which was read the first time. LEAVE OF A.SENCW. • On motion of Mr. Augustin, leave of absence for one day was granted to the Hon. John F. Pollock. WITHDRAWAL OF PAPERS FROM THE FILEOF_ TIHE SRNATE. Mr. Vance obtained permission to withdraw from the files of the Senate, Senate bill N. 103, session of 1878. RESOLUTION LYITNG OVER. The resolution of Mr. Aby, in reference to the removal of the Senate chamber, was taken tip. Mr. Roberteon offered the following amend ment: And provided that the cost of said removal shal not exceed five hundred dollars. Alter discussion, on motion of Mr. Robert nm the resolution and the amendment were reerred to the Committee on Ventilation. EUPORTW OF OOYMMTBr LtINmG OVU. The report o tbeommlttm under the r.e olution to Apportion among the standing committees of the Senate the work of prepa ration of bills found necessary in the report of the Committee on Constitutional Legslelation, with aooompanying resolution, was taken up, and, on motion of Mr. Foster, the report and accompanying resolutlon was adopted. BSCOND RIEADINO OF SENATE RILIH. Senate bill No. 56, An act deflning the duties of district attor neys throughout the State, and to fix their fees In criminal cases, Was read the second time, and, on motion of Mr. Rogers, referred to the Committee on the Judlilary. Senate bill No. 57, An act to amend and re-enact act No. 9S8, passed by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, April 27, 1875, Was read thg second time, and, on motion of Mr. Newton, referred to the Committee on Cporations and P'ar.ohial Affairs. Benate bill No. »8, An act entitled "An act to carry Into effect articles 249, 250, 251 and 252 of the constitu tion relative to parochial affairs and bounds ries," Was read the second time, and, on motion of Mr. Vance, was referred to the Committee on Corporations and Parochial Affairs. SENATE nILLT ON SECOND MEADTNO. Senate bill No. 8, 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 taken up, the Judiciary Committee having reported the bill favorably by substi tute. The substitute was read, and, on motion of Mr. Nutt, was accepted in lieu of the original bill, and now bcomes Senate bill No. 62, An act to provide for the trial and punish ment of offenses where the penalty is not necessarily imprisonment at hard labor or death. On motion of Mr. Nutt the bill was ordered engrossed and passed to its third reading. On motion of Mr. Watkins the vote by which the bill was ordered to be engrossed and passed to its third reading was reconsidered. Mr. Itobertson offered the following amend ment: In section 5, line 5, after the word "mlsde meanor" add the words "which may be but is." On motion of Mr. Cunningham the amend ment was laid on the table. On motion of Mr. Nutt the bill was then ordered to be engrossed and passed to its third reading. On motion of Mr. Steele the Senate went into executive session. AFTIER EXID'ITITVE R410..N. Upon the opening of the doors, the Pres dentof the Senate in the chair, the following named Senators were present: Messrs. Aby, Brian, Buftington, Cahen, Campbell, Cunningham, Davidson, Davey, Estoinal, Fontenot, Foster, Leake, Lucas, Luckett, karston, Newton, Nuner, Nutt, Par lange, Blard, Robertson, .ogers, Stewart, Steele. Settoon, Simmes, Story, Vance, Wal ton Watkins- 90 Abeent.-Messrs. Augustin, Demas, Hagan, Harris, Kidd, Pollock -6. On motion of Mr. Fontenot the Senate ad Journed until to-morrow, Friday, February 6, 188t, at 12 m. JOHN CLEUG, Secretary of the Senate. HOUSE OF REPREBENTATIVBS. Twenty-first Day's Proceedings. Hovus or BEPRBESINATTIVE . ltate of Louisiana. New Orleans. Thursday. February 5. 1880. The House was called to order at 12 m. Present-Hon. R. N. Ogden. Speaker, and Messrs. Archer Armstrong, Allain, Aitken, Atkins, Barry, Bulger, Butler, Bulow, Cade, Crain, Carron, Cayolio, Coegrove, Davidson, Dillard, Dickerson, D)lbel, Dudenhefer Es sex Franz, Frazier, Feazel, Gardner, hall, Hathaway, Haney, Harris, Heidenhain, Henry, Ives Jackson of Natchitoches, Jack son of it. Mary, Jones, Joffrion, Kavanaugh, Klelnpeter, Kirk, Landry Letten, Lyons, Lucke, Mahoney, Millaudon, Mixon, Morel, Munday, MoCaln, McCullough, McDonald, McLeroy, Newsom, Ogden, Pearce, Phlpps, Phllilps, Pritchard, Pope, Pollard, Qun, Robertson, Shalffor, Shepherd, Schneider, Stringfellow, St. Ulair, Talton, Vaughan, Vin cent, Voorhies Weems Wise, Williams of Morehouse Williams of Terrebonne, Yell, Young of At. Landry-77. Prayer was offered by the Rev. Father Ilu bert. The journal of Wednesday, February 4, 1880, was read and adopted. Leave of absence was granted Mr. Essex for four days. PETITIONS, MEMORIALS AND RESOLUTIONS. Mr. Crain offered the following resolution on the part of the Committee on Claims: Be it HReolved by the louse of ReI esenta ti.en of the General Assembly, That the House require that all petitions and memorials covering claims which are to be referred to the Committee on Claims be accompanied in all Instances by the proofs upon whlch said claima rtly for payment. Lies over under the rules. REBOLUTION FROM THE TABLE. The resolution offered by Mr. Foazel, as follows: "That the Committee on Appropriations be increased from seven to nine members," Was taken up, and on motion was agreed to. Mr. Crain, chairman, on behalf of the Com mittee on Claims, presented the following re port: Your Committee oa Claims, to whom was referred the memorial of Americus Feather man, report no action thereupon, and recom mend its reference to the Committee on Public Jducatlon for information. On the memortal of J. BenJ. Chandler your committee report no action, and recommends its recommitment to the Committee on the Judiciary, on the ground that It pertains to the publishlng of the laws of the State, in which the Judiciary Committeee alone is in terested, and that it is not in the nature of a claim. On the memorial of Daniel M. Broenan your committee reports no action thereupon, and recommends its reference to the Committee on Public Education for information. Respectfully, R. C. CRAIN, Chairman. Mr. Pope, chairman, on behalf of the Com mittee on Public Works, Lands, Levees and Railroads, reported as follows: Your committee, to whom was referred Joint Resolution No. 59, beg leave to report favorably on the same, with the following amendment, to wit: After the word "intitut" In twent 11rth le, first page, strike out the words "theaetaesary " And, as thus amended, your committee would recommend its passase. N. W. PW.OPE, Chairman. Mr. Buchanan, on behalf of the Committee on the Judiciary, presented the following re port: Your Committee on the Judiciary, after due consideration, beg leave to report: a Favorably on Senate bill No. 18. An act to fix the time and place for holdfih sessions of the Supreme Court, etc. Favorably on Senate bill No. 5, An act to amend and re-enact section 1114 of Ray's Revised Statutes. [Unfavorably on House bill No. 116, An act to define and regulate the trial of In Junction suit in country parishes etc. JOHLN B. BUCItANAN, Acting Chairman. M355AAn FROM TIHE HBNATE. The following message was received from the Senate. aIN~ATS CHAMa.s . New Orleans, February . Iteo. To the Speaker and Members of the House of Bepresentatives: I am directed to inform your honorable body that the Senate concurs in House Con current Resolution appointing a Joint com mittee to examine the omoers of all banks and banking institutions in the parish of Or leans, with an amendment, as annexed to the resolution; and to inform you that the Presi dent of the Senate has appointed as the com mittee on the part of the Senate, Messrs. W. A. Robertson, L. M. Nutt, M. Cahen. Respectfully, JOHN OLEGOG, Secretary of the Senate. BILIT4 INTRODUOED. Mr. Heldenhain, in accordance with pre vious notice, introduced House bill No. 101, An act to amend article 527 of the Code of Practice. The bill was read by its title and ordered to be placed on the calendar. Mr. Dudenhefer, in accordance with pre vious notice, introduced House bill No. 102, An act to repeal all laws and parts of laws creating drainage districts In the parish ol Orleans Od certain portions of the parish of Jefferson, and cancelling and annulling all acts and liens and privileges, and all judg ments arising therefrom, and all outstandin obligations incurred for drainage under said acts, and all obligations of the drainage com missioners remaining unpaid, and all claims for moneys paid for the drainage of lands that have not been drained, recoverable for wantof drainage, to be imposed upon the city of New Orleans. The bill was read by its title and ordered to be placed on the calendar. Mr. Quinn offered an act establishing a po lice court for the Fifth District of the parish of Orleans, with powers as a committing magy lstrate, etc. The Speaker ruled that this bill could not be entertained by the House at this time, as it was a local and special law, and, in accord ance with article 48 of the constitution, the act must show that notice of the intention to propose the same to"the General Assembly had been published for thirty days in the lo callty which Was to be affected by the bill. Mr. Quinn cited article 136 as giving author ity to the Legislature to establlsh such courts. The Speaker ruled that article 136 was not a mandatory article, and did not make it the duty of the Legislature to establish such courts, and did not, therefore, exempt such bills from the provisions of article 48, which was mandatory, as also was article 135. Mr. Quinn appealed from the decision of the Chair. Tne Speaker put the question: "Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the judgment of the House ?" Which was decided by a rising vote, yeas 48, nays 16. The ruling of the Chair was declared the Judgment of the House. Mr. Phippe asked and obtained leave to In troduce a bill entitled House bill No. 103, An act to amend and re-enact article 1154 of the Code of Practice. The bill was read by its title and ordered to be placed upon the calendar. COMMUNICATION FROM THE TABLE. OFrrFI BOARD OF SrTAT ENwOINEas. New Orleans. February 8. leso. To the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives: (entlewmn-The following is an extract from the minutes of the Board of Levee Commis sioners of the Third Levee District, which met at Philharmonic Hall, Algiers, February 3, 1880. [Extract.l "On motion of Victor Beaned, unanimously adopted, it was "Resolhed. That the Legislature be respeakt fully requested to pass a law forblddlong, un der a heavy penalty the cutting of public levees for roads, rice fumes or other purposes, except under the control and supervision o, the Board of State EnKneers; and that the secretary be requested to furnish a copy of the above resolution to both houses of the Legislature." Very respectfully,l The memorial was taken up, and on motion referred to the Committee on Public Works, Lands, Levees and Railroads. SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING. Senate bill No. 15, An act to amend and re-enact article 237 of the Code of Practice, Was read for the first time, and placed on the calendar for second reading. SENATE BILIA ON SECOND READING. The following Senate bills were taken up on second reading and referred, as follows: Senate bill No. 10, An act to amend and re-enact, act No. 18, General Assembly, 1877, approved March 23, 1877. To the Committee on the Judiciary. Senate bill No. 19, An act to create a board of agriculture and immigration; to appoint a oommissioner; to fix his salary, and to define his duties. To the Committee on Agriculture. Senate bill No. 22, An act to amend and re-enact section 692 of the Revised Statutes. To the Committee on Corporations, Senate bill No. 47, An act relieving the Attorney General of the prosecution of criminal cases in the par ish of Orleans before the criminal courts thereof. \ To the Comm n the Judiciary. HOUSE BILLS ON BRADING. By Mr. Farmer House bill No. 20, An act to fix the first term of the district courts under the constitution of 1879, and to regulate the fixing by the district judges of the subsequent terms, Was taken up on its third reading. The bill was read in full. Mr. Munday moved that the bill do now finally pass. On this motion the yeas and nays were called, and resulted as follows: Yeas--Messrs. Archer Armstrong, Allain' Altken, Atkins, Bulger, Butler, Bulow, Cralnm Carrom, Cayolle, Coegrove, Ourley, l)avidson, Devereaux, L)lllard, Dickerson, Essex, Frans, Frazier, Feazel, Gardner, Hall, Hathaway Haney, Heldonhaln, Henry, Ives, Jackson of Natchitoches, Jackson of St. Mary, Jones. Joffrion, Kleinpeter, Kirk, Letten Lyons, Mahoney, Millaudon, Mixon, Morel, Munday, McUaln, MoCullough, McDonald, McLeroy, Newsom, Ogden, Phipps, Phillips, Pritchard. Pollard, Quinn, Robertson. Shepherd, Mohnei dtr, 8tringellow St. Clair, Talton, Vaughan, Verret, Vincent, 4oorhie Weems Wise, Wil llams of Morehouse, Williams of Terrebone, Yell, Young of St. Landry--65. Naye--None. The bill was finally passed. On motion the title of the bill was adopted. Mr. Ogden moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was finally passed, and on his own motion the motion to reoonslder was laid upon the table. By Mr. Blchrdseon House bill NJ. 3, An act to provide for the transfer of certain cases pending and undetermined before the justices of the peace for the parish of Orleans, and before the Third District Court for the parish of Orleans, to the city courts of New Orleans, Was taken up on its third reading. The bill was read in full. Mr. Munday moved that the bill do now finally pass. On this motion the yeas and nays were called, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Archer, Armstrong, Atkins. Aitken, Bulger, Butler, Bulow (Jade, Crain Carrol, Oayolle Coegrove, Curley Davidson, Deverdhux, Dllard. Deibel, Dudenhefer, Franz, Frazler, Feazel, Gardner, Hall, Hath away, Haney, Hlarrls Heldenhain, Menry, Ives, Jackson of Natchitoches, Jackson of tt. Mary, Jones, Joirlon, Kavanaugh, Klenpeter, Kirk. Landry, Letten, Lyons, Lucke, Maho ney, Millaudon. Mixon, Morel, Mnoday Mo Cain, McCullough McDonald, McLeroy, Newsom, Ogden, Pearce, Phipps, Phillips, Pritchard, Pope, Pollard, (,ulun, Robertson, Shaifer, Shepherd, Schneider, 8trlngfellow, St. Clair, Talton, Vaughan, Verret Vincent Voorhies, Weems, Williams of Morehouse Williams of Terrebonne, Wise, Yell, Young of Bt. Landry-75. Nays-None. The bill was finally passed. On motion the title was adopted. Mr. Devereaux moved to reconsider the vote by which the journal of February 4, 1880, was adopted. Mr. Stringfellow moved to lay the motion of Mr. Devereaux on the table, which motion was agreed to. hllILLS ON SECOND RIAD .. REPORTED B COMMITTEES. By Mr. Richardson House bill No. 30, An act to provide for the payment of the salaries of the clerks of the city courts, etc., Was taken up, with the following amend ment: Strike out "their respective warrants," and insert "the warrants of the Auditor of Public Accounts," Under the favorable report of the Commit tee on the Judiciary. On motion the amendment was adopted. On motion the bill lies over. By Mr. Frazier House bill No. $5, An act to prevent the adulteration of ar ticles of food; to prevent the sale of unwhole some and tainted provisions; the slaughter Ing of cattle, etc., for food when in an un healthy condition, and for other purposes, Was taken up under the favorable report of the Committee on Health and Quarantine, with an amendment. The amendment was agreed to. On motion of Mr. Munday the bill was or dered printed. By Mr. Heidenhain House bill No. 60, An act to define and regulate the practice of medicine, surgery and midwifery in the State of Louisiana, Was taken up. Mr. Heldenhain moved to fix the bill as the special order of the day for Wednesday next, February 11, 1880, at 1 p. m. The motion prevailed. Mr. Letten asked and obtained permisslon to withdraw House bill No. 56, An act to carry Into effect article 255 of the constitution of this Mtate, and to prevent the officers, sailors and crews of foreign vessels from working on the wharves and levees of the city of New Orleans, or of such corpora tion or corporations as may replace it, and to punislh violations of this law, and to give damages therefor. Mr. Phillips moved that the Judiciary Com I mlttee be instructed to report back to the House, House, House bill No. e. An act to carry out the provisions of article 135 of the State constitution; to create the Fourth City Court of New Orleans; providing for the appointment of the officers thereof and the election of their successors; defining the qualifications of said officers and fixing their salaries; and defining the jurisdiction of said court and fixing its location; requiring the city of New Orleans to provide suitable rooms, fuel, stationery, etc., for the use of said court; and providing for the transfer of all records of the Seventh and Eighth Justice Courts of the parish of Orleans in civil cases to said court, In order that he might withdraw the same. The motion was agreed to. HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING READ AND REFERRED. The following entitled House bills were taken up on second reading, ready for refer ence: By Mr. McDonald House bill No. 96, An act to regulate, classify and equallze licenses of retail liquor dealers throughout the State. To the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. Hathaway House bill No. 97, An act requiring all stores, shops, gro 01lew, nssooe, mad ali places of public biu-· n.es, which are or may be licensed under any law of the State of Louisiana, or under any municipal or parochial laws, except those herein exempted, to be closed on Sundays, and forbidding all giving, trading, bartering and selling on said days; declaring it a misde meanor to violate the provisions of this act, and to fix penalties for all violations of the same; to exempt from the provisions of this act drug stores, apothecaries' shops, public and private markets, bakeries, livery stables, railroads, whether steam or horse, hotels, boarding-houses and steamboats; and to re peal all laws or parts of laws contrary to and inconsistent herewith. To the Com mittee on Parochial Affairs. By Mr. Frazler House bill No. u8, An act to regulate and protect the oyster and other lisherles, and for the protection of game within the limits of the State of Lou lslana; creating the office of State commis sioner of game, fish and fisheries; defining his duties, and providing for penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act. To the Committee on Fish and Fisheries. By Mr. MoCullough House bill No. 99, An act to require emigrant agents to pay a license of 8500 in each parish where they carry on their business. To the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. Jackson House bill No. 100, An act to regulate the practice of dentistry in the State of Louisiana. To the Committee on the Judiciary. MIUOLUTION IN'TlODtUCED AND ADOI'TED. Mr. Cosgrove asked and obtained leave to offer the following resolution: Resolved, That the Committee on Corpora tions be instructed to examine into and re port upon the charges mado in the public prints of the city against the New Orleans (aslight Conpany regarding neglected and overlooked deposits in the treasury of that corporation to the amount of over $500,000, and to recommend to this House. should the facts warrant, such action as may be neces sary in the premises. Under a suspension of the rules the resolu tion was adopted. BRPOBT OF COMMITTEM ON TIMi .JUDICIARY. Mr. Billlu, chairman, on behalf of the Com mittee on the Judiciary, reported as follows: Your committee, to whom was referred House bill No. 90, An act to carry out the provisions of arti cle 185 of the constitution, Beg leave to report the same back without action, in accordance with an order of the House. Respectfully, JNO. i. BILLIU, Chairman. DITrh INTROD)UIED OUT OF ORDER. Mr. Curley asked and obtained leave to In troduce the following entitled bill: By Mr. Curley House bill No. 104, An act to repeal act No. 101, approved April 30, 1871, and to provide for the appointment of a registrar of voters for the parish of Or leans, and clerks of registration throughout the State; fixing their compensation; defining their duties and powers; providing for a new registration for the city of New Orleans; to provide for the keeping of a registry of legal voters; to define the dutied of certain offlicers; to prescribe penalties for violations of this act, and to regulate the manner of register Ing voters throughout the State, and to pro vide for the appointment of special canvass era, etc. The bill was read by its title and ordered to be placed upon the calendar for second read ing. Mr. Bllllu asked and obtained leave to in troduce House bill No. 105, An act amending article 1655 of the Civil Code. This bill was read by its title and ordered to be placed upon the calendar. for second reading. Ale*, House bill No. 100, An act amending article 417 of the Code of Pratice. The bill was read and ordered to be placed upon the calendar for second reading. Mr. Kleinpeter asked and obtained leave to introduce the following entitled bill: House bill No. 107, An act to amend and re-enact an act en titled "An act to establish an institution for the blind and an industrial home for the blind in the city of Baton Rouge," approved April 15, 1871. The bill was read by its title and ordered to be placed upon the calendar for second read ing. Mr. Feazel moved to take up the special order of the day, Mr. Dudenhefer moved as a substitute that the House take a recess until 2 o'clock p. m., which was agreed to. AFTER RECESS. At 2 o'clock p. m. the House was called to order. Present-Hon. R. N. Ogden, Speaker, and Messrs. Archer,'Allain, Altken, Atkins, Barry, Bllliu, Buchanan, Bulger, Butler, Cade, Crain, Coegrove Curley, Davidson. Dickerson. Delbel, Dudenheler, Franz Feazel Gardner, Hall, Hathaway, Haney, arris i Heidenhain Ives, Jackson of Natchitoches, Jackson of St.Mary, Jones, Joifrion, Klelnpeter, Kirk Landry. Letten, Lyons, Lucke, Mahoney, Millaudon, Mixon, Morel, Munday, McCain, McCul lough, McDonald, McLeroy, Newsom, Ogden, Pearce Phipps Phillips, Pritchard, Pope, Pollard, Quinn, Roberteon, Shepherd Schnei der, Stringfellow, St. Clair, TaltonVaugha Verret, Voorhies, Weems, Wise, '*illiams o Morehouse. Williams of Terrebonne, Young of St. Landry-69. A quorum being present, the special order of the day was taken up, being the report of the Committee on Elections and Qua!iflic tions on the contested case of the parish ol Assumption. The report was read, as follows: To the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives: Your Committee on Elections and Qualifica tions, having had under consideration the contested case of the parish of Assumption, beg leave to report. That while there was some bulldozing and intimidation practiced by Republicans against colored and white Democrats at the Napoleon ville precinct, we do not find that there was sufficient intimidation to change the result of the election as officially promulgated. We therefore recommend that Messrs. Bu low and Gardner, sitting members from As sumption, be confirmed In thler seats. R. C. McCULLOUGH, Chairman, JOHN P. HANEY, P. LANDRY, M.D. KAVANAUGH, W. 8. PRI rCHARD, ENOS WILLIAM. ' In accordanoe with motions made and li r rled yesterday, the House; was addreased bWi 8 Hon. Jas. Llngan in behalf of the contestAt I and the Hon. Geo. Braugha in behalf of the I sitting members. Mr. Allain offered the following as a subsi tute for the report of the Committee on Ei5l e tions and Qualifications: 5 That, as A. BUlow and B. Oardner havis received a majority of the votes polleda parlsh of Assumpton on the setOOd i SIecember, 1879, for Representlvebe I, are hereby confirmed in their seatsas the pi eiected members from the parish of Aase3 tion. Mr. Mahoney offered the following ubst m tute for the whole subject matter: That, whereas, It appears there wa dation practiced on the day of election at I Napoleonville polls, r Resolved, That a new eleotion be held said parish of Assumption, and that the e of Messrs. Bulow and Gardner be now clared vacant. On motion of Mr. Allain the substi offered by Mr. Mahoney was laid upon B table. Mr. Cosgrove asked and obtained leave explain his vote for the substitute of Allain, as follows: I vote for the substitute for the fo s reason: The charge of bulldosing, In tion and violence, as unfortunately tioned in the report of the committee, too much of the returning board was used by them and the party sented to overcome and destroy the . of the Democratic party. On motion of Mr. Kavanaugh the - tute of Mr. Allain was laid upon the tabie Mr. Heldenhaln moved to adopt the mendations contained in the report of Committee on Elections and Quall.folrlo Which motion was agreed to. Mr. Heldenhaln moved to reconsidert vote by which the recommendatlons of c Committee on Elections and Q were adopted, and on his own motion the tion to reconsider was laid upon the table Leave of absence was granted Mr. for one day. On motion of Mr. Jackson, of St.May, House adjourned until to-morrow February 0, 18ie, at 12 m. PETER J. TREZEVANIT, Clerk of the House of RepresentatiyUl. One or Dumas's 1155mbe. Dumas, the elder, had a weakness for ing himself and his friends at a . every new acquaintance he mad t Once upon a time he sent toa friea d e nament of the swell mob, as It appeared with one of the most ters of introduction, "Throw wide him the doors of your' house and your treat him as you would me," and so 1- Shortly afterward Du6as emoogut friend, who was deoldedly frigid, demanding an explanaton or the his friend said: "Don't you reme e ing me a gentleman with a very enti LI letter of Introduction ?" t "Yes, yes; fine fellow--real heart of full of wit-charming companion." "Yes, I deesay but he stolemy wat e - it off the mantelpiece." g "What? Your watch, tool" o lis ests AeLag. Not long after Beaumaroha' comedy had been reproduead at Francalse a friend of amo, the i fog him, shook hands with him.r cried with enth enthsiasm, "ow lad see you! Let me congretuI.t yonl never played Figaro as ll as it wa - last night." "But," gasped the actor, "I didn't D Monrose is playing It." "That makes no differenese. `o played Figaro as well as It was nightt"- -I"n SUN NpTUAL i INSURIANCE O]MP PaId Up Capital...------... i TWENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL TA Oanrcrs Bous MUTuAL xso New Orleans, J.aun y In conformity with the r. .ir f charter, the Companr p.ualses statement for the year ending 1879: Amount of premiums for the year cember 81. 1879: On fire risks ...............57..i 01e o On river risks........ .19,7t s1 On marine risks............ 1 196 1,7 Add unterminated risks. r 1878 ....................5,765 N, e Less j Unterminated risks. 187e9. . 9.0 OS Return premiums.......... 11,7.1 9 o Net earned premiums...........~..... Less Losses, eta.. naid during same period-- : On fire risk............... 0s,52 as i On river risks........... 3,7 5 a On marine risks...... ..... uns 16 0 $141.819 , Beserved for unadjustedr lsand ses .4ald lose. . .108 00 Add o RBelansuranes.. .146.518 35 Expensees.... .. 32,'7 , a Board of Under writers.... .... 5.9 51. ' Taxes....... ..8..,431 61 Rent............. 000,ooo oo-- m6.45 i Beserve fund. two per cent on csltal ......... 10.000 6 ,, Dividend on SoaDpital stock S aidd.... ....... 495,68 59 Less discount and indterest.. 2.e4 10-- 21,6 86O * Aetnal net proflt-.................... SThe company has the following amsi - mated at their market value: i tocks and bonds.................. SLoans on mortgage..................... g Loans on pledae..................... .** Bills receievable...........****....... - Rseal estate....... ............ sr Premiums In course of oollestion.... of ash on hand......... . *..............* " Total assets......* ........... of The foregoing stttement Isaus eorrect transeript from e oo paany. _ JAB. I. DAT. Bworn to and subsert before me t8 b Stry.first dar of AJananriL o. N_ ie The Board of Directors, at a meetngh '. the twenty8first day of Janary, IS tini aside Ten Thousand Dollars t e id fund from the net earlnus of the st isain, the Ten Per Cent Divideao - SIIPTEP PEB.NT on the ne; of tlcioa.lina premiums of the yeer bAr 1. 18.9, said dividend paybleon SMONDAY.January 2.s. 10. - DIREOTOBY: E. J. Hart. Jultus Web. H. Benshaw. B.W.Taylor. B. Bisoe J. O. Mors. Oh. Macray. Thos ame5. am .Flower. J.Lzsaus.