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AFTERNOON SESSION.

TOPEKA, February 3, 2 o'clock, P. 11. 1873.
The Senato met pursuant to adjournment.
President in the chair.

Roll called.

The following gentlemen were present and answered to their names :

Messrs. Brandley, Barker, Edwards, Grimes, Judd, Martin, Matheny, McFarland, Morrill, Rogers, Simons, St. John, Walker and Winter.

No quorum present.
On motion
The Senate adjourned.

GEO. C. CROWTHER,

Secretary.

MORNING SESSION.

TOPEKA, Fobruary 4, 10 o'clock A. N., 1673.
Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
President in the chair.

Roll called.

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The following gentlemen were present and answered to their names :

Messrs. Brandley, Barker, Edwards, Ely, Grimes, Guerin, Johnson, Judd, Martin, Matheny, McFarland, McWirt, Morrill, Palmer, Price, Rogers, Simpson, St. John, Topping, Walker, J. C. Wilson, V. P. Wilson and Winter.

Quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. F. S. McCabe.

The Journals of Thursday and Monday were read and approved.

Mr. V. P. Wilson offered a petition relating to the district court, in the eighth judicial district.

Which was
Referred to Committee on Judiciary.

Further time was granted to the Committees on Fees and Salaries, Appropriations and Corporations.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE.

The following message from the House of Representatives was received and read:

Mr. President: I am directed to inform the Senate that the Ilouse concurs in

Senate amendments to House Bill No. 81, An act making appropriations for the legislativo department.

A. R. BANKS,

Chief Clerk.

Mr. Edwards introduced

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 22: Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives con

curring therein :

That the Hon. John J. Ingalls, United States Senator elect, be and he is hereby invited to address the Legislature in Joint Conventioz on the questions now at issue, and attracting the attention of the people of the United States. And be it further

Resolved, That the President of the Senate is hereby requested to convey to Mr. Ingalls the notice of the passage of this resolution, and request him, if accepting the invitation, to name such time as will be most acceptable to himself.

Which was laid over under the rules.
Mr. Edwards moved a suspension of the rules, and
The consideration of the resolution now.
Which motion prevailed, and

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 22, Inviting John J. Ingalls to address the Legislature in Joint Convention,

Was taken up for consideration.
The question being: Shall the resolution be adopted ?
A vote was had, and
The resolution adopted.
Ordered that the Secretary inform the House thereof.

Mr. St. John introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 23: WHEREAS, Grave charges have been freely made during and

since the senatorial election in this State, that the Hon. S. C. Pomoroy, with a view to securing his re-election to the United States Senate, resorted to bribery and other corrupt

means, and

WHEREAS, The sum of seven thousand dollars has been de

livered to the President of the Senate of this State by Hon. A. M. York, which sum of money is stated and charged to have been paid by said S. C. Pomeroy to said Hon. A. M. York, a member of the Senate of this State, for the parpose of inducing the said A. M. York to vote for said Pome

roy for United States Senator, and WHEREAS, Justice to the State as well as also to the Hon. S.

C. Pomeroy, demand that these charges be speedily and, thoroughly investigated to the end that the truth or falsity of the same may be fully ascertained; therefore by the Senate, the House concurring therein, be it

Resolved, That the Senate of the United States be respectfully requested to appoint a Committee to investigate said charges against Hon. S. C. Pomeroy, and immediately take such action as may be just to our State and the accused.

Resolved, Tnat the Secretary of State is hereby instructed upon the adoption of this preamble and resolution, to immediately forward a duly certified copy of the same to the President of the Senate of the United States with the request that the same be promptly laid before the United States Senate for its action thereon.

Laid over under the rules.

Mr. St. John moved that the rules be suspended and tho resolution considered now.

Which motion prevailed.

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 23, Relating to charges of bribery against S. C. Pomeroy, and asking the United States Senate to take immediate action,

Was taken up for consideration.
The question being: Shall the resolution be adopted?
A vote was had, and

The resolution adopted.
Ordered that the Secretary inform the House thereof

Mr. Topping offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That J. W. Edwards be and he is hereby appointed Postmaster of the Senate.

Which was adopted.

Mr. J. W. Edwards, Postmaster elect of the Senate, came forward and subscribed the following oath:

I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Kansas, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of Postmaster of the Senate to the best of my ability, so help me God.

J. W. EDWARDS. Subscribed and sworn to before me this fourth day of February, A. D. 1873.

E. S. STOVER,
President of the Senate.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

Mr. Jatheny introduced

Senate Bill No. 51, An act to encourage planting and growing forest trees in the State of Kansas.

Read first time.

House Bill No. 5, An act authorizing the county commissioners of Cowley county, Kansas, to issue bonds to liquidate the indebtedness of said county,

Read first time.

House Bill No. 9, An act for the relief of George Campbell.

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