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Brevier Legislative Reports, Volume XXI, 1883, 311 pp.


Mr. Johnson's bill [S. 102] to amend Sections [?] and 4 of an act to provide for the organization and support of the Asylum for the Feeble Minded Children. [For the reorganization of said institution-the Board to hold two for four years and one for one year; to have, also, control of the Soldiers' Orphans' Home.] It was read for the third time.

Mr. BROWN moved to make this bill a special order for Friday at 11:15 o'clock.

This motion was rejected by yeas, 25; nays, 18, for want of a two-thirds vote.

Mr. SPANN believed this the law of 1879 increasing the salary to $500. He opposed the bill on the ground of economy. From Rush County there comes here one of these Trustees who says he is securing enough money for the labor he is performing, saving it would be an iniquity and unjust to pay the Trustees any more. Mr. Spann opposed the bill of 1879 because it destroyed the Soldiers' Home, wiped out its distinctive features, and made it subservient to the feeble minded and idiotic children of Indiana, making them subservient to the small-headed idiots of the State. A Republican Trustee of this Institution has been upon the floor of this Senate demanding that this bill shall not be passed, because the money paid to him is enough and more than enough to pay for the services rendered. He wanted it to go out to the country that the Democracy are anxious to raise salaries of these Trustees in the face of these statements. page: 169[View Page 169] He never would east a vote that would put to shame the soldiers and soldiers' orphans of Indiana or elsewhere. He demanded the previous question.

The demand for the previous question was seconded-yeas, 36; nays, 9-and under its operation-

The bill passed by yeas, 26; nays, 19.

Mr. HILLIGAS3 voting therefor, with the understanding that the bill does not increase the pay of Trustees.

Mr BROWN moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed and to lay the motion to reconsider on the table.

The latter motion was agreed to by yeas, 25; nays, 16.