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Gentlemen absent or not voting were: Messrs. Butler, Edwards, Martin, McWirt, Morrill, Price, Rogers, Schmidt, Simpson, Topping, Walker, and Winter.

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. 56, "An act authorizing Montgomery county to issue bonds to pay the indebtedness of the county," was read the third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass? the roll was called with the following result: Yeas, 18; nays, 0.

Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were: Messrs. Blair, Brandley, Barker, Crichton, Guerin, Judd, Martindale, Matheny, McFarland, Moonlight, Murdock, O'Neil, Palmer, Schmidt, Simons, St. John, Wilson, J. C., and York.

Gentlemen absent or not voting were: Messrs. Butler, Edwards, Ely, Grimes, Johnson, Martin, McWirt, Morrill, Price, Rogers, Simpson, Topping, Walker, Wilson, V. P., and Winter.

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.

House bill No. 141, "An act amendatory of and supplemental to an act entitled 'An act defining the boundaries of counties,' approved March 3, 1868," was read the third time.

Mr. McFarland moved that the bill be amended as follows:

Strike out the present title and instead thereof insert the following: “An act to amend sections 13, 25, 31, 52, 57, 66, and 73, of chapter 24 of the general statutes of Kansas, and providing for the enforcement of the laws and the preservation of the peace in unorganized counties of the State of Kansas."

Also, after the close of section 27 of said House bill No. 141, as now numbered, insert the following additional sections:

"SEC. 28. Section 57 of chapter 24 of the general statutes of 1868, is hereby amended so as to read as follows: The county of Pawnee is bounded as follows: Commencing at a point where the north line of township 20, south, intersects the east line of range 21, west; thence east along the north line of township 20, to east line of range 16, west; thence south along the east line of range 16, west, to the fourth standard parallel; thence east along said fourth standard parallel; thence east along the line of range 15, west; thence south along the east line of range 15, west, to the north line of township 24, south; thence west along the north line of township 24, south, to the east line of range 18, west; thence north along said east line of range 18, west, to the north line of township 23, south; thence west along the north line of township 23, south, to the east line of range 21, west; thence north along said east line of range 21, west, to the place of beginning.”

Section 66 of chapter 24 of general statutes of 1868, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

“The county of Rush is bounded as follows: Commencing where the east line of range 16 west intersects the third standard parallel; thence south with said range line to the north line of township 20 south, range 16 west; thence west with said north line of township 20 south, of range 16 west, to the east line of range 21 west; thence north with said range line to the third standard parallel; thence east with said parallel line to the place of beginning."

“SEC. 30. Section 73 of chapter 24 of the general statutes of 1868, is hereby amended so as to read as follows: The county of Stafford is bounded as follows: Commencing where the east line of range 11 west intersects the fourth standard parallel; thence south with said line to the fifth standard parallel; thence west with said fifth standard parallel to the east line of range 15 west; thence north along said range line to the fourth standard parallel; thence east along said fourth standard parallel to the place of beginning; also, strike out section 25 of said bill."

Also, change the number of section 28 of said House bill No. 141, as now numbered, to section 31, and after the last line of said section 28, as now numbered, add the words, “Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford;” also, strike out all of section 29 of said House bill No. 141, and insert in lieu thereof as follows:

“Sec. 32. Sections 5, 13, 25, 31, 52, 57, 66, 73, of chapter 24 of the general statutes of Kansas, are hereby repealed.”

Also, change the number of section 30 of House bill No. 141 to section 33.

Also, change section 31 to 34.
Also, change section 32 to 35.
Also, change section 33 to 36.

Also, change section 34 to 37.

Also, change the names of the following counties in said bill, to wit: Adams to Cheyenne; Lewis to Wichita; Soldier to Sequoyah; Hoyt to Arrapahoe; Colfax to Kansas.

Which were adopted, and the question being, Shall the bill as amended pass? the roll was called with the following result: Yeas, 23; nays, 5.

Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were: Messrs. Blair, Barker, Edwards, Ely, Grimes, Guerin, Johnson, Judd, Martindale, Matheny, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, O'Neil, Price, Rogers, Schmidt, Simons, Simpson, St. John, Topping, Wilson, J. C., and York.

Gentlemen voting in the negative were: Messrs. Butler, Crich ton, McFarland, Wilson, V. P., and Winter.

Gentlemen absent or not voting were: Messrs. Brandley, Martin, McWirt, Palmer, and Walker.

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.

House bill No. 277, “An act to amend sections 601 and 608 of chapter 80 of the general statutes," was read the third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called with the following result: Yeas, 18; nays, 10.

Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were: Messrs. Brandley, Barker, Crichton, Ely, Guerin, Martindale, Matheny, Moonlight, Murdock, Rogers, Schmidt, Simons, Simpson, St. John, Topping, Wilson, V. P., Winter, and York.

Gentlemen voting in the negative were: Messrs. Blair, Butler, Edwards, Grimes, Johnson, Judd, McFarland, O'Neil, Price, and Wilson, J. C.

Gentlemen absent or not voting were: Messrs. Martin, McWirt, Morrill, Palmer, and Walker.

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.

House bill No. 394, "An act making appropriations for the current expenses of the state asylum for the deaf and dumb,” was read the third time, and the question being,, Shall the bill

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Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were: Messrs. Blair, Barker, Crichton, Ely, Grimes, Guerin, Judd, Matheny, McFarland, Moonlight, Morrill, O'Neil, Rogers, Schmidt, Simons, Simpson, St. John, Topping, Wilson, J. C., Wilson, V. P., Winter and York.

Gentlemen absent or not voting were: Messrs. Brandley, Butler, Edwards, Johnson, Martin, Martindale, McWirt, Murdock, Palmer, Price, and Walker.

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.

House bill No. 243, "An act for the incorporation of savings and trust companies," was read the third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called with the following result : Yeas, 17; nays, 6.

. Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were: Messrs. Edwards, Ely, Guerin, Judd, Martindale, Matheny, McFarland, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, Price, Rogers, Simons, St. John, Topping, Wilson, V. P., and Winter.

Gentlemen voting in the negative were: Messrs. Blair, Butler, Grimes, O'Neil, Schmidt, and Simpson.

Gentlemen absent or not voting were: Messrs. Brandley, Barker, Crichton, Johnson, Martin, McWirt, Palmer, Walker, 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.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House thereof.

House bill No. 284, “An act for the relief of Johnson county," was read the third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called with the following result: Yeas, 19; nays, 1.

Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were: Messrs. Crichton, Edwards, Guerin, Judd, Martindale, Matheny, McFarland, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, O'Neil, Simons, Simpson, St. John, Topping, Wilson, J. C., Wilson, V. P., Winter, and York.

Mr. Ely voted in the negative.
Gentlemen absent or not voting were: Messrs. Blair, Brand-

ley, Butler, Barker, Grimes, Johnson, Martin, McWirt, Palmer, Price, Schmidt, and Walker.

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. 160, "An act amendatory of sec. 20 of 'An act defining the boundaries of counties,'” 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. Barker, Crichton, Judd, Martindale, Matheny, McFarland, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, O'Neil, Price, Simons, Simpson, St. John, Topping, Wilson, J. C., Wilson, V. P., Winter, and York.

Mr. Edwards voted in the negative.

Gentlemen absent or not voting were: Messrs. Blair, Brandley, Butler, Ely, Grimes, Guerin, Johnson, Martin, McWirt, Palmer, Rogers, Schmidt, and Walker.

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. Edwards moved that the Senate do now adjourn to meet at 7:30 P. M., which motion prevailed.

GEO. C. CROWTHER, Secretary.

EVENING SESSION.

SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, KANSAS, I

March 5, 1873, 7:30 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. Blair, Butler, Barker, Edwards, Ely, Grimes, Johnson, Judd, Martin, Matheny, McFarland, Moon

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