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AFTERNOON SESSION.

2 o'clock P. N.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
President in the chair.

Roll called.

The following gentlemen were present and answered to their names:

Messrs. Butler, Barker, Chrichton, Guerin, Martindale, McFarland, Morrill, Simpson, St. John, Topping and Winter.

No quorum present.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

GEO. C. CROWTHER,

Secretary

MORNING SESSION.

TOPEKA, February 11, 1873, 10 o'clock A. N.
The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
President in the chair.
Roll called.

The following gentlemen were present and answered to their names:

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

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

Mr. Martindale asked, and by unanimous consent obtained, leave of absence for one hour.

Mr. St. John asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Burke, Assistant Doorkeeper, for one week.

PETITIONS PRESENTED.

Mr. Ely presented the petition of L. G. Jeffers, asking the Legislature to memoralize Congress to change the currency and banking laws.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Blair presented the petition from the farmers and mechanics of Franklin county, for retrenchment in the public expenditures.

Referred to Committee on Finance and Taxation.

Mr. Simons presented the petition of L. Stillwell and others, for an act to provide for the appointment of phonograpbic reporters in judicial districts.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Simons presented a petition from the Grand Council of the Settlers' Protective Association in behalf of 2,000 heads of families asking for an amendment to the occupying claimant law.

Referred to the Committee of the Whole Senate.

Mr. McFarland presented the petition of 800 tax payers, praying for the establishment of a reform school.

Referred to Committee on Public Buildings and Institutions.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

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Mr. Matheny, Chairman of the Committee on Corporations, made the following reports :

Mr. President: Your Committee on Corporations, to whom was referred

House Bill No. 21, An act to vacate cemetery grounds in Blue Rapids City, Marshall county, Kansas,

Have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

W. II. MATHENY,

Chairman.

Mr. President: whom was referred

Your Committee on Corporations to

Senate Bill No. 60, An act to vacate that part of the town site of the city of Le Roy, lying south of the Neosho river,

Have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

W. H. MATHENY,

Chairman.

Mr. President: Your Committee on Corporations, to wbom was refered

Senate Bill No. 62, An act to amend section 3 of the dram shop act, approved March 3, 1868,

Have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be rejected.

W. M. MATHENY,

Chairman.

Mr. McFarland, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, made the following reports :

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred

Senate Concurrent Resolution No.3, Relating to a United States district court in the Indian Territory,

Have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the same to the Senate with the recommendation that it be rejected.

N. C. McFARLAND,

Chairman.

Mr. President: Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred

Substitute for House Bill No. 23, An act to amend section 75 ou. 1r 24 of the General Statutes of 1868, defining the bounaaries of counties, as amended by an act approved March 1, 1870,

Have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

N. C. McFARLAND,

Chairman. Mr. President: Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred

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

Have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

N. C. McFARLAND,

Chairman. Mr. President: Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred

Senate Bill No. 56, An act to authorize Montgomery county to issue bonds to pay the indebtedness of the county,

IIave had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be rejected.

N. C. McFARLAND,

Chairman. Mr. President: Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred

Senate Bill No. 43, To create the 16th judicial district, and to provide for holding terms of court therein,

Have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

N. C. MCFARLAND,

Chairman.

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