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January 15, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXX(3):153. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440550041005

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Dr. Gallinger of New Hampshire on Dec. 15,1897, gave notice to the United States Senate of his intention to take up at an early day Senate bill 1063, with a view to deciding by a vote whether the bill shall pass the Senate. The bill is the same as S. 1552 of the Fifty-fourth Congress, " for the further prevention of cruelty to animals in the District of Columbia," which was favorably reported from the Committee on the District, May 26, 1896, but which failed to obtain consideration during the short session, or, as stated by Dr. Gallinger: "Upon solicitation from several senators saying that they were receiving letters from their constituents protesting against the passage of the bill, I allowed it to drift along and did not ask for the consideration of it." It was introduced in the present Congress March 22, 1897, and having been reported favorably from the

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