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Guerin, Johnson, Martin, Matheny, Price, Simons, Simpson, Topping, Wilson, J. C., Winter, and York.

And so, a constitutional majority having voted in favor of the passage of the bill, the bill passed and the title was agreed to.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House thereof.

Senate bill No. 108, “An act authorizing school district No. 7, Osage county, to issue and sell the bonds of said district,” was read the third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called with the following result: Yeas, 18; nays, 1.

Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were: Messrs. Blair, Brandley, Butler, Barker, Ely, Grimes, Judd, Martindale, McFarland, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, O'Neil, Palmer, Schmidt, Simons, St. John, and Wilson, V. P.

Mr. Walker voted in the negative.

Gentlemen absent or not voting were: Messrs. Crichton, Edwards, Guerin, Johnson, Martin, Matheny, McWirt, Price, Rogers, Simpson, Topping, Wilson, J. C., Winter, and York.

And so, a constitutional majority having voted in favor of the passage of the bill, the bill passed and the title was agreed to.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House thereof.

Senate bill No. 34, " To authorize W. W. Jerome to build a mill dam across the Big Blue, in Marshall county,” was read the third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass? the roll was called with the following result: Yeas, 21; nays, 0.

Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were: Messrs. Blair, Brandley, Butler, Barker, Crichton, Ely, Grimes, Judd, Martindale, McFarland, McWirt, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, O'Neil, Palmer, Schmidt, Simons, St. John, Walker, and Wilson, V. P.

Gentlemen absent or not voting were: Messrs. Edwards, Guerin, Johnson, Martin, Matheny, Price, Rogers, Simpson, Topping, Wilson, J. C., Winter, and York.

And so, a constitutional majority having voted in favor of the passage of the bill, the bill passed and the title was agreed to.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House thereof.

Mr. Ely asked and by unanimous consent obtained leave to introduce Senate bill No. 152, “An act to amend an act entitled *An act to amend an act entitled an act to establish the salaries of state officers and officers of the legislature,'” which was read the first time.

Mr. Ely moved that the rules be suspended, and that the bill just read be read a second time and referred now, which motion prevailed, and Senate bill No. 152, “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled an act to establish the salaries of State officers and officers of the Legislature,'” was read the second time, and referred to the committee on fees and ‘salaries.

Mr. Simons moved that the Senate resolve itself into committee of the whole for the consideration of bills upon the calendar, which motion prevailed.

Mr. O'Neil in the chair.

After some time spent therein, the committee arose, and through its chairman made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee of the whole Senate have had under consideration the following bills:

Senate bill No. 13, “An act making an appropriation for the State Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb," and I am directed to report said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it retain its place on the calendar.

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,” and recommend that it retain its place on the calendar.

Senate bill No. 43, “To create the sixteenth judicial district, and to provide for holding terms of court therein,” and recommend that it retain its place on the calendar.

Senate bill No. 22, "An act to create the fifteenth.judicial district, and to provide for a judge thereof, and for holding the terms of court therein,” and recommend that it be rejected..

Senate bill No. 74, "An act in relation to poor persons," and recommend that the enacting clause be stricken out.

Senate bill No. 95, “Making an appropriation to the State Horticultural Society of Kansas,” and recommend that it be referred to the committee on ways and means.

House bill No. 85, “An act to authorize certain counties and incorporate cities to aid manufactures," and recommend that the enacting clause be stricken out.

Senate bill No. 96, “Relating to exemptions, and amendatory of an act entitled 'An act to provide for the assessment and collection of taxes,' approved February 27, 1872," upon which your committee report progress, and ask leave to sit again.

M. A. O'NEIL, Chairman. On motion, the report of the committee of the whole Senate was agreed to.

Mr. St. John asked and obtained indefinite leave of absence for Jennie Griffith, on account of sickness. On motion, the Senate adjourned.

GEO. C. CROWTHER, Secretary.

AFTERNOON SESSION.
SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKI, KASAS, )

February 21, 1873, 2 o'clock P. M. s The Senate met pursuant to adjournment; President in the chair.

Roll called. The following rentlemen were present, and answered to their names: Messrs. Blair, Brandley, Barker, Crichton, Edwards, Ely, Grimes, Judd, Martindale, McFarland, McWirt, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, O'Neil, Palmer, Price, Rogers, Schmidt, Simons, St. John, Walker, Wilson, J. C., Wilson, V. P., and Winter. Quorum present.

Mr. Brandley presented a statement of funds required for penitentiary, buildings and report of the committee to visit said institution, which was read and referred to the committee on ways and means.

Mr. Rogers, chairman of the committee on engrossed bills, asked and by unanimous consent obtained leave to make the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on engrossed bills, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 114, “An act to provide for issuing bonds of Blue Rapids township, Marshall county,” have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate correctly engrossed.

J. W. ROGERS, Chairman. Senate bill No. 114, "An act to provide for issuing bonds of Blue Rapids township, of Marshall county,” was read the third

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time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called with the following result: Yeas, 19; nays, 6.

Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were: Messrs. Brandley, Barker, Ely, Grimes, Judd, Martindale, McFarland, McWirt, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, Price, Rogers, Schmidt, Simons, St. John, Wilson, V. P., and Winter.

Gentlemen voting in the negative were: Messrs. Blair, Crichton, Edwards, O'Neil, Walker, and Wilson, J. C.

Gentlemen absent or not voting were: Messrs. Butler, Guerin, Johnson, Martin, Matheny, Palmer, Simpson, Topping, and York.

And so, a constitutional majority having voted in favor of the passage of the bill, the bill passed and the title was agreed to.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House thereof.

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," was read the third time.

Mr. St. John offered the following amendments:

"SEC. 2. That blocks six (6), seven (7), eight (8), nine (9), ten (10), eleven (11), fourteen (14), fifteen (15) and sixteen (16), and all the alleys in the above-named blocks, and all of Roanoke street east of Wayne street, and all of Walnut street east of Wayne street, and all of Baltimore street east of the center of Lake street, and all of Lake street south of Baltimore street, and all of Valley street south of Baltimore street, and the east half of Lake street between Main street and Baltimore street, in Scrafford's addition to the city of Seneca, in Nemaha county, Kansas, be and the same is hereby vacated.

“Sec. 3. That blocks fifty-two (52), and eighty-three (83), in the city of Seneca, and the alleys in said blocks, be and the same are hereby vacated, and the real estate within the limits of the same shall hereafter be assessed as other lands and not as town lots.

"SEC. 4. That the alley between lots 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16, Miami street, and lots 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15, Shawnee street, and the alley between lots 130, 132, 134, 136, 138, 140, 142 and 144 Delaware street, and lots 129, 131, 133, 135, 137, 139, 141 and 143, on Oregon street, and the alley between lots 146, 148, 150, 152, 154, 156, 158 and 160, on Utah street, and

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lots 145, 147, 149, 151, 153, 155, 157 and 159, on Kickapoo street, all in the city of Hiawatha, Brown county, be and the same are hereby vacated.

"SEC. 5. That all that part of the town sit of town of Lanesfield, Johnson county, Kansas, situate south of the Santa Fe wagon road, and in section 32, town 15, range 22, be and the same is hereby vacated as a town site."

And the question being, Shall the bill as amended pass? the roll was called with the following result: Yeas, 22; nays, 0.

Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were: Messrs. Blair, Barker, Crichton, Edwards, Ely, Grimes, Judd, McFarland, McWirt, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, O'Neil, Palmer, Price, Rogers, Schmidt, Simons, St. John, Walker, Wilson, J. C., and Wilson, V. P.

Gentlemen absent or not voting were: Messrs. Brandley, Butler, Guerin, Johnson, Martin, Martindale, Matheny, Simpson, Topping, Winter, and York.

And so, a constitutional majority having voted in favor of the passage of the bill, the bill passed.

Mr. St. John moved to amend the title as follows: “An act to vacate certain lots, streets and alleys in certain towns therein named, and part of the town site of Lanesfield, Johnson county, Kansas.”

The title as amended was agreed to.
Ordered that the Secretary inform the House thereof.

Senate bill No. 122, “An act to authorize the Austin mill company to build and maintain a dam across the Neosho river, in Neosho county, Kansas, was read a third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass? the roll was called with the following result: Yeas, 20; nays, 0.

Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were: Messrs. Blair, Barker, Crichton, Edwards, Grimes, Judd, McFarland, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, O'Neil, Palmer, Price, Rogers, Schmidt, Simons, St. John, Walker, Wilson, V. P., and Winter.

Gentlemen absent or not voting were: Messrs. Brandley, Butler, Ely, Guerin, Johnson, Martin, Martindale, Matheny, McWirt, Simpson, Topping, Wilson, J. C., and York.

And so, a constitutional majority having voted in favor of the passage of the bill, the bill passed and the title was agreed to.

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