Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

report the said bill to the Senate correctly enrolled, and have presented the same to the Governor for his signature.

H. BRANDLEY, Chairman. Mr. Price moved that the Senate do now resolve itself into committee of the whole for the consideration of bills on the calendar, upon which the yeas and nays were demanded, and the roll was called with the following result: Yeas, 14; nays, 11.

Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were: Messrs. Butler, Barker, Crichton, Grimes, Guerin, Martindale, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, Price, Schmidt, Wilson, J. C., Wilson, V. P., and Winter.

Gentlemen voting in the negative were: Messrs. Blair, Brandley, Edwards, Ely, Johnson, Judd, McFarland, Simpson, St. John, Topping, and York.

Gentlemen absent or not voting were: Messrs. Martin, Matheny, McWirt, O'Neil, Palmer, Rogers, Simons, and Walker.

A majority having voted in the affirmative, the motion was adopted.

On motion, the Senate resolved itself into executive session for the consideration of messages from the Governor.

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR IN EXECUTIVE SESSION. The following message from the Governor was received and read:

STATE OF KANSAS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

TOPEKA, March 6, 1873.) To the Senate: I have the honor to submit the following nominations for your action:

For Ajutant General Kansas militia, C. A. Morris; for Paymaster General Kansas militia, Wm. Baldwin; for Quartermaster General Kansas militia, Samuel Lappin.

THOS. A. OSBORN, Governor. On motion, the nominations of the Governor were confirmed, and the Secretary instructed to inform His Excellency of the Senate's action.

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR IN EXECUTIVE SESSION. The following message from the Governor was received and read:

[ocr errors]

STATE OF KANSAS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

TOPEKA, March 6, 1873. To the Senate: I hereby nominate Homer C. Learned, of Woodson county, for director of the penitentiary to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Harrison Kelley. I also nominate A. J. Angell, of Leavenworth, for director of the penitentiary, vice E. Hensley, whose term expires March 3, 1873.

THOMAS A. OSBORN, Governor. On motion, the nominations of the Governor were confirmed, and the Secretary instructed to inform His Excellency of the Senate's action. On motion, the executive session was dissolved.

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

TOPEKA, March 6, 1873. To the Senate: I have approved the following bills :

Senate bill No. 84, “To expedite the collection of costs in justices' courts."

Senate bill No. 82, “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to regulate crimes and punishments.'”

Senate bill No. 29, “ To amend section 2 of chapter 40 of the general statutes of Kansas."

Senate bill No. 153, "An act for the protection of prairies from incursions by fire."

Senate bill No. 141, “An act supplemental to chapter 150 of the laws of 1871, relating to the collection of taxes."

Senate bill No. 157, "An act authorizing the township of Grasshopper Falls to issue bonds for the encouragement of manufactures."

Senate bill No. 90, "To change the terms of courts in the fourteenth judicial district, and establishing courts in certain counties therein named.”

Senate bill No. 163, “An act in relation to the extension of the corporate limits of cities and towns."

THOMAS A. OSBORN, Governor. The following message from the Governor was received and read:

STATE OF KANSAS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, 2

TOPEKA, March 6, 1873. S To the Senate: I have approved the following bills:

Senate bill No. 140, “An act to vacate certain streets, alleys and public grounds."

Senate bill No. 30,"To amend an act entitled 'An act providing for a state normal school north of the Kansas river.”

Senate bill No. 19, “An act concerning the bridging of the Great Arkansas river, in Rockford township, Sedgwick county."

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.”

Senate bill No. 34, “To authorize W. W. Jerome to build a mill dam across the Big Blue, in Marshall county.”

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.”

Senate bill No. 86, “Relating to roads on section lines in Dickinson county."

Senate bill No. 31, “To vacate town sites and additions thereto.”

Senate bill No. 16, "An act concerning universities and institutions of learning."

Senate bill No. 138, "An act for the relief of Jonathan B.. Snider.”

Senate bill No. 95, “Making an appropriation to the state horticultural society of Kansas."

THOS. A. OSBORN, Governor. The following message from the Governor was received and read: STATE OF KANSAS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

TOPEKA, March 6, 1873. To the Senate : I herewith return to the Senate without my approval Senate bill No. 61, "An act for the relief of John B. Scott.” This bill is in effect a re-enactment of a part of House bill No. 234, "An act supplemental to 'An act to provide for the auditing of, settlement and assumption of the Price raid claims of 1864, and Indian expedition under Major General Curtis, in July and August, 1864,' approved February 19, 1869," and is rendered unnecessary by reason of the passage and approval of the last-named act.

THOMAS A. OSBORN, Governor. Mr. Butler moved that Senate concurrent resolution No. 45, “Relating to the printing of the report and evidence of the Pomeroy investigation,” be taken up for consideration now, which motion prevailed, and Senate concurrent resolution No. 45, “Relating to the printing of the report and evidence in the Pomeroy investigation,” was taken up for consideration, and 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.

Mr. Edwards asked and by unanimous consent obtained leave to offer Senate concurrent resolution No. 47, “Relating to adjournment sine die,” which was laid over under the rules.

Mr. J. C. Wilson moved that the rules be suspended and the resolution taken up for consideration now, which motion prevailed, and Senate concurrent resolution No. 47, “Relating to adjournment sine die," was taken up for consideration, and 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.

Mr. Edwards asked and by unanimous consent obtained leave to offer the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Senate has faith and full confidence in the statement made by Senator York before the joint Senatorial convention for the election of United States Senator, that Samuel C. Pomeroy did offer to bribe him by the payment of seven thousand dollars for his vote; and in behalf of the people of Kansas we thank him for the unmasking of Samuel C. Pomeroy, who has, by corrupt practice, so long held his seat in the United States Senate.

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

Mr. Butler offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the thanks of the Senate be and the same are hereby tendered to the President of the Senate.

vote being had, the resolution was adopted. : Mr. York offered the following resolution:

)

Resolved, That the thanks of the Senate are hereby tendered to the President pro tem. of the Senate.

A vote being had, the resolution was adopted.
Mr. Butler offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the thanks of this Senate be and the same aro hereby tendered to the Secretary of the Senate, the journal, docket, enrolling and engrossing clerks, and their assistants. A vote being had, the resolution was adopted.

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

TOPEKA, March 6, 1873. To the Senate: I have approved the following bills:

Senate bill No. 64, “An act to establish a state board of education.

Senate bill No. 56, "An act to authorize Montgomery county to issue bonds to pay the indebtedness of the county.”

Senate bill No. 128, “An act to exempt certain territory from the operations of an act entitled 'An act for the protection of stock from disease,' approved February 26, 1867, and all the amendments thereto thereafter made."

Senate bill No. 88, “An act to regulate and fix the terms of court in the fifth judicial district."

THOMAS A. OSBORN, Governor. On motion, the Senate adjourned.

GEO. C. CROWTHER, Secretary.

MORNING SESSION.

}

SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, KANSAS,

March 7, 1873, 9:30 A, M.S The Senate met pursuant to adjournment; President in the

Roll called. The following gentlemen were present and

« AnteriorContinuar »