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AFTERNOON SESSION.

2 o'clock P. MA

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
President in the Chair.
Roll called.

The following gentlemen were present and answered to their names :

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

Quroum present.

MESSAGES 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 concurred in

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 26, Relating to a shortband reporter.

And has adopted

House Concurrent Resolution No. 20, Instructing Joint Commitee of Investigation to take charge of the money deposited in the hands of the President of the Senate.

A. R. BANKS,

Chief Clerk.

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

Mr. President: I am directed by the House to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives refuses to concur in the Senate amendments to

House Concurrent Resolution No. 10, Relating to an investigation of charges of corruption against members of the Legislature.

A. R. BANKS,

Chief Clerk. Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 28, Relating to a Joint Committee to visit the Agricultural College,

Was taken up for consideration.
Mr. O'Neil moved the previous question.
Which motion prevailed.
The question being : Shall the resoluton be adopted ?
A vote was had, and
The resolution adopted.
Ordered that the Secretary inform the House thereof.

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 concurred in Senate amend. ments to

House Concurrent Resolution No. 9, Appointing a Joint Committee to visit the State Insane Asylum.

And has concurred in

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 24, Appointing a Committee to visit the Penitentiary.

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 25, Relating to rightof-way for a railroad up the Arkansas valley, from the Mississippi to the Pacific coast,

Without amendment.
And has adopted the report of the Committee of Confer-

rence on

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 16, Relating to printing the Governor's Message.

A. R. BANKS,

Chief Clerk.
By unanimous consent,
Mr. Blair offered

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 29, Relating to com pensation of Committees visiting State Institutions.

Laid over under the rules.
Mr. Blair moved that the rules be suspended, and
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 29, considered now.
Which motion prevailed, and

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 29, Relating to compensation of Committees visiting State Institutions,

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.

The President appointed as Committee on the part of Senate to visit the State Penitentiary:

Messrs. V. P. Wilson, Martin and Blair.

Mr. Ely asked to be excused from serving upon the Special Committee on Cities of the Second class.

Which request was granted.

Mr. Martindale asked to be excused from serving upon the Penitentiary Investigating Committee.

Which request was granted.

The President appointed Mr. Brandley to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. Martindale.

By unanimous consent,
Mr. Martindale offered

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 30, Relating to a Committee to visit the State Normal School at Emporia.

Laid over under the rules.
Mr. Murdock moved that the rules be suspended, and
The resolution considered now.
Which motion prevailed, and

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 30, Relating to Committee to visit the State Normal School at Emporia,

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

The President appointed as such Committee on the part of the Senate:

Messrs. Martindale, Simons and J. C. Wilson.
By unanimous consent,
Mr. Murdock offered

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 31, Relating to a Joint Committee to visit the State University at Lawrence.

Laid over under the rules.

Mr. Murdock moved that the rules be suspended, and
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 31, considered now.
Which motion prevailed, and

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 31, Relating to a Joint Committee to visit the State University at Lawrence,

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.

The President appointed as such Committee on the part of the Senate:

Messrs. Murdock St. John and Walker.

Mr. Morrill moved to take up for consideration Senate amendments to

House Concurrent Resolution No. 10,
In which the House refuses to concur.

Which motion prevailed, and
Senate amendments to
House Coucurrent Resolution No. 10,
Were taken up for consideration.

Mr. Morrill moved that the Senate recede from its amendments.

Mr. Topping moved as an amendment that the Senate adhere to its amendments

Upon which the yeas and nays were demanded, and

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