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MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on roads and bridges, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 154, “An act relating to state road in the counties of Bourbon, Neosho and Wilson," 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. Morrill, chairman of the committee on education, made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on education, to whom was referred House bill No. 143, “An act to authorize school district No. 16, in Wabaunsee county, to build a school house and change the present site,” 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. Rogers, chairman of the committee on engrossed bills, made the following reports:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on engrossed bills, to whom was referred 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 1868,” have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate correctly engrossed.

J. W. ROGERS, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on engrossed bills, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 13, “An act making an appropriation for the State Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb," have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate correctly engrossed.

J. W. ROGERS, Chairman. Mr. Ely moved that Senate concurrent resolution No. 38, “Relating to the late senatorial election,” be taken from the table for consideration now.

Mr. V. P. Wilson moved that the motion be laid upon the table, which motion did not prevail.

The question being upon the adoption of the original motion, a vote was had and the motion prevailed, and Senate concurrent

resolution No. 38, “Relating to the late senatorial election," was taken up for consideration.

Mr. Edwards moved to amend by inserting after the word "that” the words "we believe,” which amendment was adopted.

Mr. Murdock moved to amend by inserting the word "rumored," which amendment was adopted.

Mr. Edwards moved that the resolution be referred to a special committee of three, which motion prevailed.

The President appointed as such committee Messrs. Edwards, J. C. Wilson and Price.

Mr. Barker asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Cavanaugh, Assistant Secretary of the Senate, for one day.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS LAID OVER. House concurrent resolution No. 30, “In relation to mail routes," was taken up for consideration.

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

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House thereof.

House concurrent resolution No. 31, “Petitioning an amendment to the United States homestead laws in favor of certain classes," as follows, was taken up for consideration: :

WHEREAS, The homestead act of Congress, approved June 8, 1872, and as expressed in the third section of said act as follows: “That any person entitled to the benefit of this act, and who has heretofore made a homestead entry of less than one hundred and sixty acres, may enter under this act an additional quantity of land contiguous to the first entry, which shall make in the aggregate one hundred and sixty acres,” is adverse to the interest of a very large number of soldiers who, having made entry upon eighty-acre homesteads, are now debarred under the law from participating in the additional eighty acres of land due them from the government, from the fact that all lands contiguous to their original entry of eighty acres of land had from various causes passed from the control of the United States government: therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, That our senators and representatives in Congress are hereby earnestly requested to use all honorable means to secure the passage of an act granting to all soldiers the right of entry to the eighty acres of unimproved government land, whenever the same shall be selected and subject to entry under the homestead laws; provided that said soldiers shall not have participated in the entry of more than eighty acres of land under the former homestead laws.

Resolved, That the Secretary of State is hereby requested to transmit a certified copy of the preceding resolution to each of our congressional representatives at Washington.

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

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House thereof.

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MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE. 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 concurred in the Senate amendments to House bill No. 44, “An act relating to state roads in the counties of Ellis, Rooks and Phillips.”

House bill No. 60, an act entitled “An act to vacate a certain alley in the city of Garnett.”

House bill No. 78, "An act to authorize school district No. 1, Coffey county, to issue additional bonds.”

ALEX. R. BANKS, Chief Clerk of House of Representatives.

BILLS ON FIRST READING. 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 act,' approved February 28, 1872," was read the first time.

House bill No. 289, “An act making appropriation for certain persons therein named,” was read the first time.

House bill No. 316, “An act for the relief of Mission township, Neosho county," was read the first time.

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,” was read the first time. · House bill No. 196, “An act to locate a state road from Toronto, Woodson county, Kansas, to Coyville, Wilson county, Kansas," was read the first time.

House bill No. 200, “An act to change the name of a certain road,” was read the first time.

House bill No. 204, "An act to legalize certain highways in the county of Clay,” was read the first time.

House bill No. 232, “An act to authorize school district No. 4, in Greenwood county, to issue bonds,” was read the first time.

House bill No. 209, “An act to enable the county commissioners of Rice county to issue bonds to pay their indebtedness," was read the first time.,

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,” was read the first time.

House bill No. 189, “An act entitled 'An act to vacate the public park in the town of Douglass, Butler county, Kansas,'” was read the first time.

House bill No. 270, "An act for the relief of tax-payers of school district No. 3, Ottawa county, State of Kansas,” was read the first time.

House bill No. 241, “An act to establish a State road,” was read the first time.

House bill No: 242, "An act authorizing an enumeration of persons of school age in Jewell county, Kansas,” was read the first time.

House bill No. 272, An act changing the name of Joseph Miller, of Jefferson county, State of Kansas,” was read the first time.

House bill No. 259, “An act to delare certain section lines public highways,” was read the first time.

House bill No. 225, “An act to determine the boundary line between Cherokee and Labette counties, Kansas,” was read the first time.

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

House bill No. 315, “An act for the relief of the board o education of the city of Independence,” was read the first time.

Mr. Simons moved that the rules be suspended and all bills just read the first time be read a second time and referred now, which motion prevailed, and 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,was read the second time and referred to the committee on internal improvement.

House bill No. 289, “An act making appropriation for certain persons therein named,” was read the second time and referred to the committee on ways and means.

House bill No. 316, "An act for the relief of Mission township, Neosho county, Kansas," was read the second time and referred to the committee on finance and taxation.

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,” was read the second time and referred to the committee on judiciary.

House bill No. 196, “An act to locate a state road from Toronto, Woodson county, Kansas, to Coyville, Wilson county, Kansas," was read the second time and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

House bill No. 200, “An act to change the name of a certain road,” was read the second time and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

House bill No. 204, “An act to legalize certain highways in the county of Clay,” was read the second time and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

House bill No. 232, “An act to authorize school district No. 4, in Greenwood county, to issue bonds,” was read the second time and referred to the committee of the whole Senate.

House bill No. 209, “An act to enable the county commissioners of Rice county to issue bonds to pay their indebtedness," was read the second time and referred to the committee on judiciary.

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,” was read the second time and referred to the committee on accounts.

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

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