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HOUSE MESSAGES CONSIDERED.

Senate file No. 318, a bill for an act to provide for the disposition of unclaimed money left by deceased inmates of State institutions.

Passed on file.

Senate file No. 337, a bill for an act to legalize all the acts and proceedings of the town of Mapleton, Monona county, Iowa, relative to construction of permanent sidewalks.

Passed on file.

Senate concurrent resolution, relative to transferring exhibits from the Iowa Historical Building to the Louisiana Exposition at St. Louis.

Passed on file.

House indefinitely postponed Senate file No. 151, a bill for an act to amend section 2816 of the code, in relation to reversion of schoolhouse sites.

Passed on file.

Senate joint resolution No. 8, providing for the appointment of a joint committee to investigate the system of managment and affairs of the State educational institutions of Iowa, and for the payment of the expenses of such investigation and defining the powers of the committee.

Passed on file.

House refuses to concur in Senate amendments to House file No. 438, a bill for an act to apportion the State into representative districts and declare the ratio of representation.

Passed on file.

Senator Lewis moved that the Senate insist upon its amendment to House file No. 438.

Carried.

House concurred in Senate amendments to House file No. 117, a bill for an act to authorize the State Board of Control to investigate the extent of tuberculosis in Iowa and the best means of prevention of the same.

Passed on file.

House concurred in Senate amendments to House file No. 310, a bill for an act amendatory to the law as it appears in chapter 5-a of title III of the supplement to the code, relating to appointments of trustees by district court to manage, control and invest cemetery funds.

Passed on file.

House concurred in Senate amendments to House file No. 69, a bill for an act to amend section 881 of the code, relative to condemnation and purchase of land for sewer outlets and for sewer and garbage disposal plants.

Passed on file.

House concurred in Senate amendments to House file No. 352, a bill for an act in relation to objectionable advertisements in the vicinity of public school buildings.

Passed on file.

House concurred in Senate amendments to House file No. 457. a bill for an act requiring a report from the State Uuiversity, State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and the State Normal School, and appointing a committee to inspect and report upon such institutions.

Passed on file.

House concurred in Senate amendments to House file No. 189, a bill for an act to repeal section 2477 of the code, relating to the expenses of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and to enact in lieu thereof the following.

Passed on file.

Senate file No. 341, a bill for an act requiring all boards, commissioners, departments and officers of State to turn into the State treasury all fees collected, and to file with the Executive

Council statements of expenses and per diem allowances to be paid by the State, and repealing all acts or parts of acts inconsist ent with this act.

Passed on file.

Senate file No. 104, a bill for an act making appropriation for the purchase and improvement of a permanent camp ground for the Iowa National Guard.

Passed on file.

House failed to pass Senate file No. 184, a bill for an act to provide for the classification of teachers' certificates and to limit the number thereof.

Passed on file.

House indefinitely postponed Senate file No. 218, a bill for an act to create a State Board of Regents and prescribe its duties and provide for the management and control of the State University, the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, the Normal School, the College for the Blind and the School for the Deaf, and to make the appropriation therefore, to define certain offenses and provide penalties therefore and to repeal certain statutes. Passed on file.

House indefinitely postponed Senate file No. 66, a bill for an act to amend the law appearing as section 2451 of the code, relating to the sale of intoxicating liquors.

Passed on file.

House indefinitely postponed Senate file No. 333, a bill for an act to legalize ditches, drains, water courses, changes of water course, drainage districts, drainage bonds and proceedings in in reference thereto.

Passed on file.

House concurrent resolution in relation to retaining certain employes after close of the session.

Passed on file.

House concurrent resolution authorizing the Secretary of State to print 5,000 copies of the drainage laws.

Passed on file.

Senate file No. 340, a bill for an act to legalize the election of the town officers elected March 28, 1904, for the incorporated town of Weldon, Decatur county, Iowa.

Passed on file.

Senate file No. 342, a bill for an act amending the law as it appears in section 2536 of the supplement to the code, making appropriation for the carrying on the work of the veterinary sur

geon.

Passed on file.

Senate file No. 15, a bill for an act to amend section 1946 of the code, relating to the apportionment and assessment of the cost of levees, drains, ditches and water courses.

Passed on file.

House joint resolution No. 9, a resolution fixing the number and compensation of employes in the departments of State at the seat of government.

Read first and second time and referred to the Sifting committee.

House file No. 461, a bill for an act authorizing cities over 60,000 inhabitants to levy a tax for the purpose of erecting public buildings and procuring grounds for the same.

Read first and second time and referred to Sifting committee.

Senate joint resolution No. 6, providing for the appointment. of a committee to investigate the workings of the indeterminate sentence and Elmira reformatory system and making an appropriation of $500 therefor.

Passed on file.

The President announced that he had signed in the presence of the Senate substitutes for Senate, files Nos. 62, 148 and 149 and Senate files Nos. 301, 313, 317, 325, 328, 329, 335 and 336.

Senator Hayward moved that House joint resolution No. 9 be taken up for consideration in place of Senate joint resolution No. 8.

Carried.

President pro tem Smith was called to the chair at 3:05 P. M.

House joint resolution No. 9, fixing the number and compensation of employes in the department of State at the seat of government, was taken up and considered.

Senator Hayward moved that the amount under head "for the office of the Attorney General" additional assistance, and contingent fund to pay advance costs or increased from $800 00 to $1,000.00.

Lost.

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Senator Garst moved that under the head of For the Auditor of State" after the words:

"Extra clerical assistance in adjusting accounts between the State and counties and expenses in attending annual meetings of insurance commissioners not to exceed " strike out the figures $1500 and insert in lieu thereof the figures $1800.

Lost.

Senator Young of Lee offered the following amendment to that part under the head "For the office of the Railroad Commissioners".

Amend by striking out all after the words 'one clerk at a salary of twelve hundred dollars ($1200). "

Lost.

Senator Bruce moved to amend that part under the head For the office of the Secretary of State" by striking out the figures "780" following the words "One stenographer at a salary of" and insert in lieu thereof the figures "900".

Lost.

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