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

The bill [S. 49] fixing the times for holding Court in the Counties of Posey and Vanderburgh was read the first time and passed to the second reading.

BOUNTIES FOE S0LDIERS.

Mr. MOSIER offered the following:

Resolved, By the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, that as an act of justice to the soldiers of the late War the bill commonly known as the Equalization of Bounties bill should be passed by Congress of the United States, and our Senators are instructed and our Representatives in Congress requested to favor the passage at an early day of a jaw which will give to each soldier of the late War,; who has not already received the same, a bounty equal to $8 33 1/8 for each and every month served in the late War. It was adopted.

REVISED STATUTES.

Mr. SHIVELEY offered a resolution that the Doorkeeper of the House be instructed to furnish the Committee Rooms used by the members of the House with one volume of the Revised Statutes of 1876, and one volume of the Revised Statutes of l88l.

Mr. HEFFREN offered an amendment, which was taken by consent, that the Doorkeeper be instructed to secure the volumes of the Statutes, provided for in this resolution, from the State Librarian.

The resolution as amended was adopted.

NEW PROPOSITONS.

The following described bills were introduced, read the first time and severally referred to appropriate Committees:

By Mr. HEFFREN [H. R. 105] concerning changes of venue from Justices of the Peace to the Superior Court.

By Mr. MOCK [H. R. 106] concernining certain criminal cases before Justices of Peace. Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

By Mr. CARR [H. R. 107] for the relief of John C. Cheyney for money paid out by him while School Trustee of the town of Columbia City, Ind. Referred to the Committee on County and Township Business.

By Mr. SMITH, of Blackford [H. R. 108] to amend Section 2 of a act to amend an act providing for a general system of common schools. Referred to the Committee on County and Township Business.

By Mr. WEAVER [H. R. 109] to amend Section 21, being Section 4,305 of the Revised Statute, enabling owners of land to drain the same. Referred to the Committee on Drains and Dikes.

By Mr. GREEN [H. R 110] concerning proceedings in civil cases. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. COPELAND [H. R. 111] making it murder in the first degree for any one to wantonly place any obstruction on a railroad or displace anything whereby the death of another may occur. It was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. COPELAND [H. R. 112] providing for the punishment for putting up false lights or doing anything whereby a vessel is lost or de page: 41[View Page 41]stroyed. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. FRAZER [H. R. 113] concerning trusts for charitable uses. Referred to the Committee on Trust Funds.

By Mr. FRAZER [H. R. 114] to amend Sections 86, 95, 97, 158, 159, 160, 164, 165, 176, 207, 215, and repeal Sections 106, 157, 162 find 169 of an act providing for the setilement aud di-tributlon of deccdent estates. It was referred to the Judiciary Committee.

By Mr. WILSON, of Marion, [H. R. 115] forbidding the location of highways through any lawfully established cemetery. Referred to the Committee on Corporations.

By Mr. Spaid, of Vanderburgh, [H. R, 116] to amend Sections 216 and 217 of an act concerning public offenses. Referred to the Judiciary Committee.

By Mr. GIBSON [H. R. 117] to amend Sections 255, 256 and 257 of an act concerning taxation. It was referred to the Judiciary Committee.

By Mr. GIBSON [H. N. 118] to amend Section 4968 of the Revised Statutes of 1881, concerning the General Assembly, the business Committees and clerks-authorizing a file clerk. On his motion the constitutional restriction was dispensed with-yeas 90; nays, 4-and the bill did not propose to create any new office, but simply authorized the paying of this clerk.

Mr. Moody explaining that this bill did not propose to create any new office, but simply authorized the paying of this clerk.

Pending the call of Counties for the introduction of bills, the following resolutions were offered:

DECEDENTS' ESTATES.

Mr. BRAZELTON offered a resolution requesting the Judiciary Committee to report at the earliest day a bill for the settlement of decedents estates at the least cost possible.

It was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

LIFE INSURANCE.

Mr. MONTGOMERY offered a resolution instructing the Committee on Insurance to give the subject of life insurance proper consideration.

It was adopted.

FEES AND SALARIES

Mr. KNOWLES offered a resolution declaring that

Whereas, The question of fees and salaries is one of importance which the General Assembly will be called upon to consider; therefore

Resolved, That a Committee of five members shall be appointed to inquire into the salaries of County officers and report thereon at an early day.

It was referred to the Committee on Fees and Salaries.

ALLEGED DESERTERS.

Mr. PETERS offered a concurrrent resolution instructing Senators and requesting Indiana Representatives in Congress to use their influence to procure honorable discharges for certain soldiers and sailors who served faithfully during that portion of their enlistment preceding the surrender of Generals Lee and Johnson, and thinking the the War at an end and their services required no longer, and desirous of being at home with their families, left their respective commands without having been properly discharged, and are standing on the Army rolls of the United States as deserters.

It was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations.

FEES AND SALARIES.

Mr. WILEY offered a preamble and resolution declaring that

whereas the present system of fees and salaries of the various County officers are unjust, resolved that it is the sense of the House of Representatives of the Fifty-third General Assembly that the fees and salaries of County officers should be so regulated as to provide a fair compensation for their duties, and at the same time protect taxpayers.

It was referred to the Committee on Fees and Salaries.

SANITARY AFFAIRS.

Mr. BOWERS offered a resolution for the appointment of a Special Committee of Five, to which shall be referred all matters concerning State sanitary affairs.

It was adopted, and the Speaker makes the Committee to consist of Messrs. Bowers, Thomas, Price, Strong and Genning.

The House adjourned till 10 o'clock to-morrow under the amendment to the rules adopted to-day.

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