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amend an act defining the boundaries of counties,'” and recommend that it be passed.

Senate bill No. 74, “An act in relation to poor persons,” and recommend that it retain its place on the calendar.

Senate bill No. 64, "An act to establish a state board of education,” and recommend that it be passed subject to amendment and debate on third reading.

L. R. PALMER, Chairman. On motion, the report of the committee of the whole Senate was agreed to.

Mr. Winter asked, and by unanimous consent offered, the following resolution:

Resolved, That to-morrow afternoon, Thursday, the 20th inst., be set apart for the consideration of local bills on the calendar.

Which was not adopted.

Mr. Ely moved that the Senate do now adjourn, upon which the yeas and nays were demanded and the roll was called with the following result: Yeas, 14; nays, 11.

Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were: Messrs. Brandley, Crichton, Ely, Grimes, Judd, Martindale, O'Neil, Rogers, Schmidt, Simons, Topping, Walker, Wilson, J. C., and Winter.

Gentlemen voting in the negative were: Messrs. Blair, Butler, Barker, Edwards, McFarland, Morrill, Murdock, Palmer, Simpson, St. John and Wilson, V. P.

Gentlemen absent or not voting were: Messrs. Guerin, John.son, Martin, Matheny, McWirt, Moonlight, Price and York. And so the motion to adjourn prevailed.

GEO. C. CROWTHER, Secretary.

MORNING SESSION.
SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, KANSAS,

February 20, 1873, 10 o'clock A. M. } The Senate met pursuant to adjournment; President in the chair.

Roll called. The following gentlemen were present and an

swered to their names: Messrs. Blair, Brandley, Butler, Barker,
Crichton, Edwards, Ely, Grimes, Judd, Martindale, McFarland,
McWirt, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, O'Neil, Palmer, Price,
Rogers, Schmidt, Simons, Simpson, St. John, Topping, Walker,
Wilson, J. C., Wilson, V. P., and Winter. Quorum present. .

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

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE. The following message from the House of Representatives was received and read:

MR. PRESIDENT: I am directed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House concurs in Senate amendments to House bill No. 5.

ALEX. R. BANKS,

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

MR. PRESIDENT: I am instructed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed House concurrent resolution No. 29, providing for an adjournment of the Legislature.

ALEX. R. BANKS,

Chief Clerk House of Representatives. 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 passed House bill No. 87, “An act to establish a state road in certain counties."

ALEX. R. BANKS,

Chief Clerk House of Representatives. House concurrent resolution No. 29, "Providing for an adjournment of the Legislature,” was laid over under the rules.

Mr. Murdock moved that the rules be suspended, and House concurrent resolution No. 29 considered now,

which motion prevailed, and House concurrent resolution No. 29, “Providing for an adjournment of the Legislature,” was taken up for consideration.

Mr. Edwards moved to amend by inserting “that the Legislature adjourn on the 25th day of February to the 4th day of March.”

Mr. Murdock moved to amend the amendment by striking out the words “4th day of March," and insert in lieu thereof the words "10th day of March."

Mr. Blair moved that the amendment to the amendment be laid upon the table, which motion prevailed.

PETITIONS. Mr. Winter presented a remonstrance against the passage of House bill No. 119, signed by J. W. Brandley and 201 others, citizens of Kickapoo township and Leavenworth, which was referred to the members from Leavenworth.

Mr. Simons presented a statement from J. H. Hill, relative to the mill company building a dam across the Neosho river, which was referred to the committee of the whole Senate.

The following communication from the clerk of the city of Topeka, was read and laid upon the table:

WHEREAS, House bill No. 2, now pending before the Legislature of the State of Kansas, provides for the division of the present city of Topeka by the Kansas river; and,

WHEREAS, The provisions of said bill, being of a specific nature, will not apply to other cities of the second class in the State of Kansas; therefore, be it

Resolved, That it is the sense of the mayor and council of the city of Topeka, that the passage of said House bill No. 2 would be an act of injustice to at least nine-tenths of the people of said city, and that we hereby enter our protest against the passage of said bill, and respectfully ask that no such bill be passed by the said Legislature. And be it further

Resolved, That certified copies of the above resolutions be furnished by the City Clerk to the Secretary of the Senate, the Clerk of the House of Representatives, and to our Senator and the members of the House representing this city.

I hereby certify the above to be a true copy of the original resolution which was unanimously adopted at a meeting of the city council, held February 18, 1873, the following councilmen being present and voting for the same: Messrs. Handley, Strait, Chesney, Phillips and Knowles; Mayor Welch presiding. Topeka, February 19, 1873.

R. H. C. SEARLE, City Clerk. The following resolutions from the State Agricultural Institute were read and laid

upon

the table: To the Honorable President of the Senate of the Kansas State Legislature:

DEAR SIR: By order of the farmers, assembled to attend the fifth annual agricultural institute, held at the Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kansas, January 20 to 24, 1873, I am instructed to forward the following resolutions:

The committee on railroad management and public transportation beg leave to report as follows:

Resolved, 1st, That the farmers and other producers and consumers of the products of American industry now attending the annual agricultural institute of the Kansas State Agricultural College, at Manhattan, view with pleasure the present efforts in Congress to investigate and settle by national law, on a just and satisfactory basis, the present controversy between the producers and consumers of American products on the one side, and the public railroad carriers on the other, respecting rates and terms of transportation.

Resolved, 2d, That it is our earnest desire that such national legislation shall be speedily consummated as will remove every just cause of complaint against each other, of the classes of men above mentioned, believing, as we do, that the true interests of all these necessary classes of American industry are, properly considered, substantially the same, and that the prosperity of the country is not promoted by allowing one interest, or class of interests, undue legal advantages over the others.

Resolved, 3d, That the secretary of this association is instructed to furnish two copies, one to the President of the Senate, the other to the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the State Legislature, now in session at the State capital, requesting that honorable body to use its best exertions to cause our Senators and Representatives in Congress to aid in carrying into effect our desires as expressed above.

JOHN DAVIS,
L. STERNBERG,

S. J. WILLES.
The above is a true copy of the resolutions as passed.

E. GALE, Secretary. Manhattan, Kansas, Jan. 22, 1873.

Mr. St. John presented a petition from Geo. W. and others of Johnson county, asking vacation of a town site; which was referred to the committee on corporations.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. Mr. Edwards, chairman of the committee on ways and means, made the following report: MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on ways and

means, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 13, “An act making appropriations, for the State Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb,” have had the

same under consideration, and I am directed to report said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that the sum of $25,000 be appropriated therefor.

JNO. H. EDWARDS, Chairman. Mr. Crichton, chairman of the committee on insurance, made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on insurance, to whom was referred House bill No. 86, “An act to amend 'An act to establish an insurance department in the State of Kansas, and to regulate the companies doing business therein,' approved March 1, 1871,” 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.

J. H. CRICHTON, Chairman. Mr. Rogers, chairman pro tem. of the committee on corporations, made the following reports:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on corporations, to whom was referred House bill No. 57, "An act to authorize the city of Independence to issue bonds of the city to liquidate indebtedness," 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.

J. W. ROGERS, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on corporations, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 142, “An act to authorize Kentucky township, in Jefferson county, to issue the bonds of said township,” 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.

J. W. ROGERS, Chairman, MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on corporations, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 140, "An act to vacate certain streets, alleys and public grounds," 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.

J. W. ROGERS, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on corporations, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 139, “An act to vacate blocks 1, 2, 3 and 4, in Drake's addition to the town of Mission, Neosho county, Kansas," have had the same under consideration, and I

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