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Mr. Compton offered a resolution which was adopted as follows:
Resolved, That the rules of the last Senate be adopted for the temporary government of the Senate, and that a committee of five, of which the President of the Senate shall be the chairman, be appointed by the President of tre Senate to prepare and report rules for the government of the Senate.
Resolved further, That the same standing committees with the same number of members for each committee as was had at the last session of the Senate be appointed by the President of the Senate for the transaction of its business. Mr. Hundley offered a joint resolution, which was adopted
Resolved, That a joint coinmittee of five, two from the Senate and three from the House, be appointed to prepare and report joint rules for the two Houses of the General As
The President appointed on said committee Messrs. Stan-
sel and Hundley.
Be it Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, That a committee of five to consist of two on the
part of the Senate and three on the part of the House, appointed to take into consideration the present condition of the two and three per cent fund, the amount collected up to this time by the State, the amount due the State on said fund, what amount thereof appropriated by the General Assembly at its last session to railroad purposes has been forfeited by failure to comply with the conditions of the grant and to report by bill or otherwise, what legislation, if any, is necessary to make available to the State, all the proceeds that may be found on a proper accounting to be due the State and what disposition should be made of the balance of said fund. The President appointed on said committee Messrs. Wiley and Milner. Mr. Smith of Autauga offered a resolution which was adopted, as follows:
Resolved, That the Doorkeeper be required to furnish to each Senator a copy of the Code of Alabama, the Acts of the last Legislature, and the Journals of the last session.
Mr. Wiley offered a joint resolution, which was adopted, as follows:
Resolved by the Senate, the House concurring, That a joint committee be appointed consisting of two on the part of the Senate and three on the part of the House to consider and report by bill or otherwise, what improvements and repairs are reasonably necessary, proper and advisable to be made to the Capitol building and grounds.
The President appointed on said committee Messrs. Wiley and Hundley.
Mr. Hayes offered a resolution which was adopted, instructing the Secretary to notify the House that the Senate had per!ected a permanent organization.
Mr. Milner offered a joint resolution which was adop!eii as follows:
Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, That a joint committee of fifteen be raised, consist. ing of tive senators and ten representatives, one of said representatives to be appointed from each of the congressional districts of the State and two for the State at large: to take into consideration the subject of apportionment of representatives to the different counties of the State, in proportion to the population as appears from the census of 1890, just taken; and, also, to arrange the Senatorial districts as near as possible in proportion to population, according to the census of 1890; and to report by bill or otherwise, at the earliest practicable moment.
The President appointed on said committee on part of the Senate, Messrs. Milner, Godfrey, Parks, Compton and Skeggs.
CALL OF DISTRICTS.
Bills and Joint Resolution were introduced, read a first time, and referred to appropriate committees, as follows:
s. 2. To establish "Labor Day," and to make the same a legal holiday,
Judiciary; Also, s. 3. To authorize the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway to construct, operate and maintain its road, or a branch thereof, in and through the counties of Madison, Marshall and Etowah, in the State of Alabama,
Internal Improvements. Mr. Haralson 8. 4. To amend section 1667 of the Code, Revision of Laws; Mr. Inzer8.5. To require corporations in making deeds or convey. ances to real estate to recite in such deeds or cor veyances a copy of the written authority of the corporation under which the same are made, and when so done, such deeds or conveyances shall be in the hands of the purchaser or any one holding under him prima facie evidence of authority on the part of the corporation for making the same, Judiciary; Also,
8.6. To amend subdivision 31 of section 629 of the Code in regard to peddling in this State,
Revision of Laws.
s. 7. To amend section 2319 of the Code, so far as the same relates to Jefferson county,
Finance and Taxation, S. 8. To apportion representation for the different counties in the State; and, also, to arrange the Senatorial districts for the State of Alabama, Special Joint Committee on that subject, when raised;
.$. 9. To amend an act to allow constable of Troy beat,
county, and the constable of beat No. 21, in Jefferson county, Alabama, to appoint deputies, approved February
Local Legislation. Mr. Bloch. 10. To provide for a Commissioner of Immigration, and the establish:nent of a department of Immigration, Immigration. Mr. Harris, of Lee-
s. 11. To repeal an act to make an annual appropriatien for the benefit of the State Agricultural Society, approved February 22, 1887,
s. 12. To repeal an act entitled an act to amend an act to make an annual appropriation for the benefit of the State Agricultural Society, approved February 25, 1889,
S. J. R. 1. To provide for submitting the question of a constitutional convention to the people,
S. J. R. 2. Proposing amendment to section 2, of article XI, of the Constitution of the State of Alabama,
S. J. R. 3. Proposing amendment to section 5, of articlə XI, of the Constitution of the State of Alabama,
S. J. R. 4. To submit to the people of the State of Alabama at the general election to be held on the first Monday in August, 1892, for representatives, for their consideration, an amendment to section 2 of article II of the Constitution of this State, in reference to reducing the size of the counties,
Municipal and County Organization.
MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE.
House OF REPRESENTATIVES,
November 12, 1890. Nr. President:
I am directed by the House to inform the Senate that the House has perfected a permanent organization by the election of the following officers: Hon. N. N. Clements, of Tuscaloosa, Speaker; Benj. F. Elmore, of Marengo, Clerk; A. H. Carmichael, of Colbert, Assistant Clerk; Chas. W. King, of Butler, Enrolling Clerk; Massey Wilson, of Clarke, Engrossing Clerk; Robert Hasson, of Etowah, Door-Keeper; Thos. J. Fain, of Dale, Assistant Door-Keeper.
And I am also directed to inform the Senate that the House has adopted the following resolutions:
Resolved by the House, the Senate concurring, That a committee of three from the House and two from the Senate be appointed to wait on the Governor and inform him that the General Assembly of Alabama is now permanently organized and ready for the transaction of business, and to receive any communication he may have to send them.
Committee from the House:
Resolved by the House, the Senate concurring, That a commitcee of five, two from the Senate and three from the House, be appointed to wait on the clergy of the city of Montgomery and invite them to attend at the morning sessions of the two dones and conduct the religious services.
l'onmittee of the House:
BENJ. F. ELMORE,
The joint resolutions just received, were severally read and concurged in.
The President appointed as the committee on the part of the Senate under the first resolation, Messrs. Parks and Skeggs, and under the second resolution, Messrs. Cowan and
REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE.
Mr. Parks from the special joint committee appointed to wait on the Governor, reported that the committee had discharged its duty and that His Excellency the Governor had stated he would presently transmit his bi-ennial message.