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Gentlemen voting for Jennie Griffith were :

Messrs. Blair, Brandley, Barker, Butler, Crichton, Edwards, Ely,, Grimes, Johnson, Judd, Martin, Martindale, Matheny, McFarland, McWirt, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, O'Neil, Palmer, Price, Rogers, Schmidt, Simons, Simpson, St. Jonn, Topping, Walker, J. C. Wilson, V. P. Wilson, Winter and York.

Jennie Griffith having received a majority of all the votes cast was declared duly elected Messenger.

The election of Messenger being in order.

Mr. Murdock nominated Jennette Edwards, of Miami county.

Upon which the roll was called with the following result:

Yeas, 32; nays, 0.
Gentlemen voting for Jennette Edwards were:

Messrs. Blair, Brandley, Barker, Butler, Crichton, Edwards, Ely, Grimes, Johnson, Judd, Martin, Martindale, Mathey, McFarland, McWirt, Moonlight, Morrill, Mardock, O'Neil, Palmer, Price, Rogers, Schmidt, Simons, Simpson, St. John, Topping, Walker, J. C. Wilson, V. P. Wilson, Winter and York.

Jennette Edwards having received a majority of all the votes cast was declared duly elected Messenger.

RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED.
Mr. Butler offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has been duly organized by the election of George C. Crowther, of Neosho county, as Secretary, and George W. Findlay, of Bourbon county, as Sergeant-at-Arms, and is now ready to proceed with business.

On motion,
The Senate Adjourned.
GEO. C. CROWTHER,

Secretary.

MORNING SESSION.

TOPEKA, January 16, 1873, 10 o'clock, A. M.
The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
President in the Chair.

Roll called.

The following gentlemen were present and answered to their names :

Messrs. Brandley, Butler, Barker, Crichton, Edwards, Ely, Grimes, Guerin, Johnson, Judd, Martin, Martindale, Matheny, McFarland, McWirt, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, Palmer, Price, Rogers, Schmidt, Simons, Simpson, St. John, Topping, J. C. Wilson, V. P. Wilson, Winter and York.

Quorum present.
Prayer by the Ohaplain, Rev. F. S. McCabe.
The Journal of yesterday was read and approved.

BILLS INTRODUCED.
The introduction of bills being in order,
Mr. V. Wilson introduced
Senate Bill No. 1, An act to remove disabilities.
Read first time.
Mr. Johnson introduced

Senate Bill No. 2, An act to change the terms of court in the fourth judicial district.

Read first time.
Mr. Edwards introduced

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1, In relation to In-dian depredations on the frontier.

Read first time.

Mr. Moonlight introduced

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2, Instructing the Attorney General to furnish the Legislature with his opinion as to the rights and obligations of the L. L. & G. R. R. and the rights of the State, and what remedy, if any, exists to enforce those rights.

Read first time.
Mr. McFarland introduced

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3, Relating to a United States District Court for the Indian Territory.

Read first time.

Mr. Johnson introduced

Senate Bill No. 3, An act authorizing Albert A. Brown, minor, to exereise the rights of majority.

Read first time.

Mr. Johnson introduced

Senate Bill No. 4, An act relating to the code of civil procedure, and amendatory of section 7, of chapter 87, of the Laws of 1870.

Read first time.

Mr. Grimes introduced

Senate Bill No. 5, An act to amend an act entitled an aet concerning private corporations.

Read first time.

Mr. Murdock introdaced

Senate Bill No. 6, an act to vacate the streets and alleys of Gilbert's addition to the city of Wichita.

Read first time.

Mr. Johnson introduced

Senato Bill No. 7, An act creating the office of Commissioner of Statistios and Immigration, and defining the duties thereof.

Read first time.

Mr. Grimes introduced

Senate Bill No. 8, An act to postpone the penalty for non-payment of taxes.

Read first time.

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 House of Representatives has now organized by the election of Josiah Kellogg, Speaker; A. R. Banks, Chief Clerk, and J. M. Matheny, Sergeant-at-Arms, and is now ready to proceed with business.

A. R. BANKS,

Chief Clerk.

Mr. V. P. Wilson offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed by the President of the Senate, to act with a like committee from the House, to wait upon his Excellency, the Governor, and inform him that the Legislature is now organized and ready to receive any communications he may have to make.

Which was adopted.

The Chair appointed as such Committee on the part of the Senate,

Messrs. V. P. Wilson, Crichton and Moonlight.
Mr. Guerin introduced

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4, Resolution for a committee to be appointed on Emigration.

Laid over under the rules.

The following message from the House of Representatives was then read :

MR. PRESIDENT: I am directed to inform the Senate that Messrs. Hutchings, Schofield and Lane have been appointed as Committee on the part of the House of Representatives, to wait upon the Governor.

A. R. BANKS,

Chief Clerk

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE.

The Special Committee appointed to wait upon His Excellency, the Governor, then made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Special Committee appointed to act in conjunction with a like committee from the House of Representatives to inform His Excellency, the Governor, that the Legislature is organized, and is ready to receive any communications he may have to make, beg leave to report that they have performed that duty, and that the Governor will communicate his annual message at once, to each branch of the Legislature.

V. P. WILSON,

Chairman.

The following message from the Governor was received and read by the Secretary:

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