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Also: Senate Bill No. 271--An Act making an appropriation to pay the claim of Clem: ent Bennett for reporting in the case of Southern Pacific Company vs. The Board of Railroad Commissioners of the State of California. Also Senate Bill No. 284–An

Act to appropriate money for the purchase of tools and books for the use of the Preston School of Industry.

Also: Senate Bill No. 325_- An Act to provide for the erection of buildings, and certain improvements for the University of California and its affiliated colleges, and making an appropriation therefor.

Also: Senate Bill No. 319--An Act to authorize the insurance of all property of the University of California, held for purposes of income, against damages or loss.

Also : Senate Bill No. 734--An Act making an appropriation to pay the deficiency in the Adult Blind Fund, and directing the Controller and Treasurer to transfer the amount herein appropriated from the General Fund to said Adult Blind Fund.

Also: Senate Bill No. 748--An Act making an appropriation for repairing the roof, gutters, and conductors on the State Capitol building, and repairing interior of Capitol building, resulting and existing from defects in such roof, gutters, and conductors.

Also: Senate Bill No. 712--An Act to appropriate the sum of $1,100 50 to pay the claim of Bancroft, Whitney & Co., for money dúe and owing the said 'Bancroft, Whitney & Co. from the State of California.

Also: Senate Bill No. 402--An Act authorizing the Superintendent of Public Instruction to purchase necessary metallic filing and book cases, and to refurnish and repair his office, and making an appropriation therefor.

Also: Senate Bill No. 622--An Act making an appropriation to pay the contingent expenses of the Commissioners for the Revision and Reform of the Law, for the fortyeighth, forty-ninth, and fiftieth fiscal years.

Also: Senate Bill No. 623-An Act to appropriate the sum of $81 18 to pay the claim of C. A. Williams for money due and owing to the said C. A. Williams from the State of California.

Also: Senate Bill No. 349--An Act to amend Sections 1912, 1914, 1917, 1920, 1922, 1934, 1936, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1913, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2037; to repeal Sections 1918, 1923, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1938, 1969, 2003, as approved April 1, 1897; 2054, 2055, 2056, 2057, 2058, 2064, 2065, 2066, 2076, 2077, 2078, 2079, 2080, 2081, 2082, 2083, 2084, 2085, 2006, 2087, 2094, 2099, 2105, 2107, 2108, 2109, 2110, 2011, 2112, 2113, 2114, 2115, 2116, 2117, and to add new sections to be known and numbered as Sections 1959a, 19674, 1978, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036 2037, 2038, 2038a, 2069, 2070, 2071. and all of and to the Polítical Code of the State of California, relating to the National Guard.

Also : Senate Bill No. 700—An Act to appropriate $1,125 to pay the unpaid salary of the late Dennis Spencer, as attorney for the State Board of Health and the Board of Health of the City and County of San Francisco from July 15, 1895, until and including November 30, 1895.

Also: Senate Bill No. 735--An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of county and township governments," approved April 1, 1897, by amending Sections 191, 197, 198, and 207 thereof.

Also: Senate Bill No. 751--- An Act to amend Section 737 of the Political Code, relating to salaries of Superior Judges.

Also: Senate Bill No. 741-An Act amending Section 165 of an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of county and township governments," approved April 1, 1897

Also: Senate Bill No. 740--An Act to amend Section 168 of an Act entitled “An Act to establish a uniform system of county and township governments," approved April 1, 1897.

Also: Senate Bill No. 739--An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of county and township governments," approved April 1, 1897, by amending Section 180 thereof.

Also: Senate Bill No. 737–An Act to amend Section 159 of an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of county and township governments," approved April 1, 1897.

Also: Senate Bill No. 434--An Act appropriating the sum of five thousand ($5,000) for concrete work, tiling, and resetting steam pipes and heaters on the second floor of the State Capitol.

Also: Senate Bill No. 207--An Act to provide for the erection and equipment of a combined laundry, electric lighting, steam heating and power plant at the California Home for the Care and Training of Feeble-Minded Children, to appropriate money therefor, and to authorize the expenditure of the same.

Also: Senate Bill No. 750--An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of county and township governments," approved April 1, 1897, by amending Sections 185, 208, and 209 thereof.

Also: Senate Bill No. 747-An Act to amend Section 181 of an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of county and township governments," approved A pril 1, 1897.

Also: Senate Bill No. 745--An Act to amend Section 194 of an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of county and township governments," approved April 1, 1897.

Also: Senate Bill No. 746--An Act to amend Section 201 of an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of county and township governments," approved April 1, 1897.

Also: Senate Bill No. 744-An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of county and township, governments," approved April 1, 1897, by amending Section 179 of said Act, relating to counties of the twenty-second class.

Also: Senate Bill No. 742--AD' Act amending Section 193 of an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of county and township governments," approved April 1, 1897.

Also: Senate Bill No. 724--An Act entitled an Act to amend Section 756 of the Political Code of the State of California, and providing for the amount, and the time and manner of payment of, and making an appropriation to pay, the salaries of the chief deputy clerk and the deputy clerks of the Clerk of the Supreme Court.

And report that the same bave been correctly enrolled, and presented the same to the Governor on this 19th day of March, 1899, at eleven o'clock and forty-five minutes A. N.

JONES, Chairman. MOTION.

Senator Dickinson moved that a committee of three be appointed by the Chair to wait upon the Governor and inform his Excellency that the Senate was about to adjourn and awaited his pleasure. Also, that a committee of three be likewise appointed to notify the Assembly that the Senate was ready to adjourn. Motion carried.

APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES.

The President pro tem. appointed Senators Dickinson, Doty, and Gillette to wait upon the Governor and deliver above message, and Senators Morehouse, Sims, and Davis to notify the Assembly of the Senate's readiness to adjourn sine die.

RESOLUTION.

Senator Boyce offered the following resolution, and moved its adoption:

Resolved, That the resolution heretofore adopted on this day, in favor of F. J. Brandon, for the sum of $550, be amended by adding the following:

Resolved further, That the Controller is hereby directed to draw his warrant in favor of F. J. Brandon for an additional sum of $90, payable out of the Contingent Fund of the Senate, and the Treasurer is directed to pay the same; the same to be paid by F. J. Brandon to C. S. MacMullan for services rendered at Senate desk.

Resolution read.
The roll was called, and the resolution adopted by the following vote:

AYES--Senators Ashe, Bettman, Boyce, Braunhart, Chapman, Currier, Curtin, Cutter, Davis, Dwyer, Feeney, Flint, Goad, Håll, Hoey, La Rue, Luchsinger, Nutt, Prisk, Rowell, Shortridge, Símpson, Smith, Trout, and Wolfe--25.

NOES--Senator Taylor--1.

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.

On motion of Senator Leavitt, the following message from the Governor was taken up and read:

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, STATE OF CALIFORNIA,

SACRAMENTO, March 18, 1899. To the Senate of the State of California:

A solemn duty required of you as Senators still remains unperformed. You have been elected as agents of the people, not only to pass necessary and judicious laws, but as well to choose a United States Senator to serve the State in Congress. As such representatives you were elected, not to voice the desires of particular localities, but to carry

out the will of the great majority of our people for their greatest possible good. Your personal feelings, your especial sikes and dislikes, should therefore be subordinated to the sense of public duty. The people demand a United States Senator.

During the last political campaign no subject was of higher importance than the question of sustaining or opposing the plan of territorial expansion and the general national policy of our great President. That will of the majority of the people of this State of all political predilections, as expressed at the polls, was in favor of the National Administration; and you were, in effect, instructed by that splendid majority to elect a Senator in accord with the views of the President.

The demand of the people being thus strongly manifested, no diversity of opinion, no private discords, should be permitted to prove an obstacle to the fulfillment of the popular desire.

In view of the great territorial expansion westward in the Pacific Ocean, the commercial interests of this State are too vast and its political position too important to be now impaired by your failure to choose a national representative.

The power to select a Senator is vested in you by the Constitution, by the law, and by the people; and the people require at your hands the exercise of that high prerogative.

And now, at the close of your session, in the discharge of my solemn duty as your Executive, I beseech you to disregard and discard your individual prejudices--your personal disagreements--and to obey the people's behest. I implore you, not as partisans, but as distinguished representatives standing upon the high plane of American citizenship, and as the agents of the great majority of the people who elected you, and also as the guardians of the minority of our people whom you likewise represent, to execute at this time the popular demand.

I implore you to falter no longer in the discharge of your high duty; to select for the State a proper representative for the United States Senate; to rise above the antagonisms which have been engendered during your long session; and to choose for the people a man fully equipped, mentally and morally, for the great office of United States Senatora man of distinguished abilities and virtue, a man in whom the people will perceive just grounds for confidence--a man who will best subserve our commercial and political interests, and represent the dignity of our people.

HENRY T. GAGE, Governor of the State of California.

Lieutenant-Governor Jacob H. Neff, President of the Senate, in the chair.

RESOLUTION.

Senator Smith offered the following resolution, and moved its adoption :

Resolved, That the President of this Senate appoint a committee of three Senators to fully investigate the subject of State, county, and municipal taxation and revenue, and report its findings to the session of the Legislature convening in January, 1901; that the expenses of said committee for stationery, postage, and incidentals be paid out of the fund for the contingent expenses of the Senate, in no case to exceed the sum of $100.

Resolution read and adopted.

APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE.

The President, in compliance with resolution just adopted, appointed Senators Smith, Taylor, and Sims the committee to investigate the subject of State, county, and municipal taxation and revenue, and to report its findings to Legislature convening in 1901.

REPORT OF ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE.

An Assembly committee, Mr. Melick chairman, appeared at the bar of the Senate and announced that the Assembly had no further communications to transmit to the Senate, and was now prepared for final adjournment.

REPORT OF SENATE COMMITTEE.

Senator Dickinson, as chairman of the committee appointed to wait upon the Governor to inform him of the Senate's readiness to adjourn, reported that the Governor informed the committee that he had no further communication to transmit either to Senate or Assembly.

APPROVAL OF JOURNALS.

The Journals of Thursday, March 16, 1899, and Friday, March 17, 1899, were read and approved.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

The minutes of Saturday, March 18, 1899, and Sunday, March 19, 1899, were read and approved.

ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT OF SENATE.

Lieutenant-Governor Neff, President of the Senate, addressed the Senators. He said he had come among the members with little experience in legislative matters, and that he appreciated the indulgence shown him by the Senate. He had received every assistance from the President pro tem. (Flint), and from the able Secretary (Brandon), for which he desired to return thanks. He could bear testimony to the industry and indefatigable energy of the Senators, and knew that when they adjourned early they continued their work in committee. He extended to the Senate his sincere thanks for its uniform courtesy to him, and in concluding said: "I wish each and every one of you health, happiness, and prosperity.”

FINAL ADJOURNMENT.

The President, upon concluding his remarks, declared the Senate adjourned sine die.

JACOB H. NEFF,

President of the Senate.

THOS. FLINT, JR.,

President pro tem. of the Senate. F. J. BRANDON,

Secretary of Senate. E. FOREST MITCHELL,

Minute Clerk of Senate. W. F. Mixon,

Journal Clerk of Senate.

INDEX.

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