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find the same correctly enrolled, and have presented the same to the Governor for his signature.

H. BRANDLEY, Chairman. Mr. Topping, chairman pro tem. 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. 26, “An act for the relief of John Broyles, of Cherokee county,” 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 board of county commissioners of Cherokee county.

E. H. TOPPING, Chairman pro tem. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on ways and means, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 95, "An act making appropriation to the State Horticultural Society," 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. H. TOPPING, Chairman pro tem. Mr. Martindale, chairman of the committee on agriculture, made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on agriculture, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 153, “An act for the protection of prairies from incursions by fire,” 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.

WM. MARTINDALE, Chairman. Mr. PRESIDENT: Your committee on agriculture, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 102, “An act to amend chapter 194, of the laws of 1872, regulating the running at large of stock," 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.

WM. MARTINDALE, Chairman. Mr. Grimes, chairman of the committee on internal improvements, made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on internal improvements, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 151, “An act in relation to the construction of a mill dam across the Smoky Hill 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. GRIMES, Chairman.

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MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR. The following message from the Governor was received and read: STATE OF KANSAS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

TOPEKA, February 20, 1873. To the Senate: I have approved Senate bill No. 20, an' act entitled "An act relating to the sale of school lands."

THOS. A. OSBORN, Governor.

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MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE. The following messages 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 the following bills:

Substitute for House bill No. 39, “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate cities of the second class, and to repeal former acts,' approved February 28, 1872."

House bill No. 156, “An act for the relief of E. R. Jones, W. J. Hobson, James Holland, Wm. H. Hastings and Wm. H. Knapp, in the purchase of school lands therein named.”

House bill No. 272, "An act changing the name of Joseph Miller, of Jefferson county, State of Kansas."

House bill No. 232, “An act to authorize school district No. 4, in Greenwood county, to issue bonds."

House bill No. 225, “An act to determine the boundary line between Cherokee and Labette counties, Kansas."

House bill No. 241, “An act to establish a state road."

House bill No. 265, “An act to vacate certain streets and alleys in the town of Doniphan.

House bill No. 242, "An act authorizing an enumeration of persons of school age in Jewell county, Kansas."

House bill No. 163, “An act to define the boundaries of the ninth judicial district, and to fix the terms of court in the several counties thereof."

House bill No. 270, "An act for the relief of tax-payers of school district No. 9, Ottawa county, State of Kansas."

House bill No. 259, “An act to declare certain section lines public highways."

House bill No. 209, “An act to enable the county commissioners of Rice county to pay their indebtedness."

House bill No. 189, an act entitled “An act to vacate the public park in the town of Douglas, Butler county, Kansas."

House bill No. 200, "An act to change the name of a certain road.”

House bill No. 196, “An act to locate a state road from Toronto, Woodson county, Kansas, to Coyville, Wilson county, Kansas.”

House bill No. 315, “An act for the relief of Mission township, in Neosho connty."

House bill No. 289, “An act making appropriation for certain persons therein named.”

House bill No. 204, “An act to legalize certain highways in the county of Clay.”

House bill 315, “An act for the relief of the board of education of the city of Independence.”

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 directed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed the following bills:

Senate bill No. 14, “An act supplemental to an act entitled 'An act in relation to roads and highways.””

Senate bill No. 40, "An act to amend an act amendatory of and supplemental to 'An act to incorporate cities of the first class.""

Senate bill No. 55, an act to repeal "An act to provide for issuing the bonds of Mound city township, Linn county, Kansas." All without amendment.

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 adopted House concurrent resolution No. 30, “In relation to mail routes."

House concurrent resolution No. 31, “Petitioning an amendment to the U. S. homestead laws in favor of certain classes ;" and has concurred in the adoption of Senate concurrent resolution No. 37, “Relating to the Osage ceded lands."

ALEX. R. BANKS,

Chief Clerk House of Representatives. House concurrent resolution No. 30, “In relation to mail routes," was laid over under the rules.

House concurrent resolution No. 31, “Petitioning an amendment to the United States homestead laws, in favor of certain classes," was laid over under the rules.

Mr. Brandley offered the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, That when the Senate adjourns it be to meet again Monday, February 24, 1873, at 3 o'clock P. M.

· Mr. Murdock moved to take up House concurrent resolution No. 29, “Relating to an adjournment," from the table.

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

Mr. Walker asked but was not granted leave of absence for eight days. On motion, the Senate adjourned.

GEO. C. CROWTHER, Secretary.

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AFTERNOON SESSION.
SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, KANSAS,

February 24, 1873, 3 o'clock P. M.) The Senate met pursuant to adjournment; President in the chair.

Roll called. The following gentlemen were present and answered

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

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

Mr. Martindale offered Senate concurrent resolution No. 40, “Relating to the State Board of Agriculture,” which was laid over under the rules.

Mr. Martindale moved that the rules be suspended, and Senate concurrent resolution No. 40 be considered now; which motion prevailed, and Senate concurrent resolution No. 40, “Relating to the State Board of Agriculture,” was taken up for consideration.

The question being upon the adoption of the resolution, a vote was had and the resolution adopted.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House thereof.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. Topping, chairman of the committee on roads and bridges, made the following reports:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on roads and bridges, to whom was referred substitute for House bills Nos. 27, 34, 103, 121, "An act to declare section lines in Wilson, Smith, Jewell, Barton, Harvey, Wabaunsee, Lincoln, Russell, Pratt and Kingman counties, State of Kansas, public highways," 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. H. TOPPING, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on roads and bridges, to whom was referred House bill No. 87, “An act to establish a state road in the counties of Rice, Ellsworth, Lincoln, Mitchell and Jewell,” have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate without recommendation.

E. H. TOPPING, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on roads and highways, to whom was referred House bill No. 184, "An act to vacate state roads in Atchison county,” have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate without recommendation.

E. H. TOPPING, Chairman,

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