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Ordered that the Secretary inform the House thereof.

Mr. Crichton moved that the Senate do now resolve itself into committee of the whole for the consideration of House bill No. 86, and bills on the calendar.

Mr. Morrill moved to amend by inserting the words “House bill No. 40."

Mr. Barker moved to amend the amendment by inserting the words “and House bill No. 36;" upon which a vote was had and the amendment was adopted.

The question being upon the amendment as amended, a vote was had and the amendment prevailed.

The question being upon the original motion as amended, a vote was had and the motion prevailed.

Mr. V. P. Wilson in the chair.

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

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

House bill No. 86, “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish an insurance department in the State of Kansas, and to regulate the companies doing business therein,' approved March 1, 1871,” and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

House bill No. 40, "An act in relation to penitentiary convicts, and to amend section 28, chapter 77, of general statutes of 1868," and recommend that it be passed.

House bill No. 36, “An act to create the fifteenth judicial district, and to provide for a judge thereof, and for holding the terms of courts therein,” and recommend that it be passed amended.

Senate bill No. 13, “An act making an appropriation for the State Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb,” and recommend that it be passed as amended.

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 be passed.

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. 43, “ To create the sixteenth judicial district, and to provide for holding terms of court therein,” and recommend that it retain its place upon the calendar.

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," and recommend that it be rejected.

Senate bill No. 104, “ Providing a district uniformity of school text-books," and recommend that it be rejected.

Senate bill No. 107, "Instructing the State Superintendent to furnish an unabridged dictionary to each school district,” and recommend that it be rejected.

Senate bill No. 106, “To provide for the examination and licensing of the county superintendents," upon which your committee report progress and ask leave to sit again.

V. P. WILSON, Chairman. On motion, the report of the committee of the whole Senate was agreed to.

Mr. J. C. Wilson asked and by unanimous consent obtained leave to offer Senate concurrent resolution No. 38, “In relation to the late senatorial election," which was laid over under the rules.

Mr. J. C. Wilson moved that the rules be suspended, and the resolution considered now, upon which a vote was had, and the motion prevailed.

Senate concurrent resolution No. 38, “Relating to the late senatorial election,” as follows, was taken up for consideration:

WHEREAS, It is currently reported that certain parties are endeavoring to make it appear that the election of Hon. John J. Ingalls to the United States Senate was the result of a conspiracy which he was a party to; and,

WHEREAS, The effort is being made to influence the Senate of the United States to declare the seat vacant on account of the illegality of said election: therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Senate, the House concurring, That it is the sense of this Legislature that the late senatorial election was conducted in all respects in strict accordance with the law governing said election, and that the said John J. Ingalls, United States Senator elect, was not a party to, nor had any knowledge of any

alleged conspiracy or plot whatever in connection with said election,

Resolved, That the Secretary of State is hereby requested to transmit a copy of this resolution to the president of the United States Senate.

Mr. Price moved that the resolution be laid upon the table, which motion prevailed.

Mr. Price moved that House concurrent resolution No. 29, relating to an adjournment, be taken from the table and considered now, which motion prevailed.

Mr. Simons moved that the resolution be laid upon the table, which motion prevailed.

Mr. Blair asked and by unanimous consent obtained leave to offer Senate concurrent resolution No. 39, requesting Alexander Caldwell to resign, which was laid over under the rules.

Mr. Blair moved that the rules be suspended, and Senate concurrent resolution No. 39 be considered now; which motion prevailed, and Senate concurrent resolution No. 39, requesting Alexander Caldwell to resign, was taken up for consideration.

Mr. Price moved that the resolution be laid upon table, which motion prevailed.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. Mr. Brandley introduced Senate bill No. 153, "An act for the protection of prairies from incursions by fires,” which was read the first time.

Mr. Simons introduced Senate bill No. 154, “An act relating to state roads in the counties of Bourbon, Neosho and Wilson," which was read the first time.

Mr. Brandley moved that the rules be suspended and that the bills just introduced be read the second time and referred now; which motion prevailed, and Senate bill No. 153, "An act for the protection of prairies from incursions by fires, was read the second time and referred to the committee on agriculture.

Senate bill No. 154, “An act relating to state roads in the counties of Bourbon, Neosho and Wilson," was read the second time and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Mr. Morrill, chairman pro tem. of the committee on finance and taxation, asked and by unanimous consent obtained leave to make the following reports:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on finance and taxation, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 144, “An act relating to the collection of taxes,” have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be referred to the committee of the whole.

E. N. MORRILL, Chairman, MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on finance and taxation, to whom was referred House bill No. 166, “An act to authorize Home township, Nemaha county, to issue bonds for a certain purpose, and upon certain conditions therein named, 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.

E. N. MORRILL, Chairman. Mr. Simons, by consent, presented a petition from H. C. Allen and fifty-nine others, asking the establishment of a state road in the counties of Bourbon, Neosho and Wilson, which was read and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Mr. Crichton asked and obtained leave of absence for three days.

The President appointed Miss Jennie Putnam as assistant engrossing clerk, who subscribed to the following oath:

I do solemnly swear that I will support the constitution of the United States, the constitution of the State of Kansas, and faithfully discharge the duties of assistant engrossing clerk to the best of my ability. So help me God.

JENNIE PUTNAM. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21st day of February, A. D. 1873.

E. S. STOVER, President of the Senate and Lieut. Governor. On motion, the Senate adjourned.

GEO. C. CROWTHER, Secretary.

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MORNING SESSION.
SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, KANSAS,

February 22, 9 o'clock A. M., 1873. The Senate met pursuant to adjournment; President in the chair.

Roll called. The following gentlemen were present and answered to their names: Messrs. Blair, Barker, Judd, Morrill, Murdock, Palmer, Simons, St. John, Topping, Wilson, J. C., Wilson, V. P., and Winter. No quorum present.

Mr. Blair moved a call of the Senate, which motion prevailed.

The roll was called. The following gentlemen were present and answered to their names: Messrs. Blair, Brandley, Barker, Judd, Morrill, Murdock, Palmer, Rogers, Schmidt, Simons, St. John, Topping, Wilson, V. P., and Winter.

The Sergeant-at-Arms was directed to bring in absentees.

During the sergeant's absence, several members appeared at the bar of the Senate.

Mr. Murdock moved that further proceedings under the call be dispensed with, which motion prevailed.

Quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. F. S. McCabe.

Mr. Brandley moved that in reading the journals, the secretary be instructed not to read the reports of committees, which motion prevailed.

Mr. Murdock moved that the further reading of the journals be dispensed with, which motion prevailed.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. Mr. Brandley, chairman of the committee on enrolled bills, made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on enrolled bills have examined Senate bill No. 14, "An act supplemental to an act entitled 'An act in relation to roads and highways,' embraced in chapter 89 of the General Statutes of 1868, section 28," find the same correctly enrolled, and have presented the bill to the Governor for his signature.

H. BRANDLEY, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on enrolled bills have examined Senate bill No. 55, “An act to repeal an act to provide for issuing the bonds of Mound City township, Linn county,”

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