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Senator Chapman asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended, an emergency declared, and that Senate concurrent resolution No. 11 be considered at this time, which motion prevailed.

The resolution was thereupon read and adopted.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE.

Senator Glenn moved that the Senate go into committee of the whole for the consideration of bills on the Calendar under the head of "General Orders." A vote being had, the motion prevailed, and the Senate went into committee of the whole, with Senator Stewart in the chair.

After some time spent therein the committee rose, and through the chairman submitted the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: The committee of the whole Senate have had under consideration bills on the Calendar under the head of “General Orders," and I am directed to report as follows:

Recommend that Senate bill No. 42, An act to amend section 3 of chapter 471 of the Session Laws of 1905, be amended by striking out the word “this,” in line 41, and inserting in lieu thereof the word “the," and adding, after the word “act," in said line, the words "of which this act is amendatory." And that the bill as amended be passed.

J. H. STEWART, Chairman. Senator Stewart moved the adoption of the report of the committee of the whole, which motion prevailed.

INTRODUCTION OF ORIGINAL MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Senate resolution No. 19, by Senator Myers, which follows, was introduced and read the first time:

Resolved, That the Committee on Employees of the Senate is hereby directed to kindly dismiss the following employees from the service of the Senate, to wit: Three assistant sergeants-at-arms, seven assistant doorkeepers, one attendant in coat-room, one assistant postmaster, three guards, one night-watch, four janitors, one Journal clerk, two assistant document clerks.

Provided, however, That none of the employees named by the minority members be dismissed.

Provided further, That the committee is hereby instructed to employ four additional competent stenographers.

The resolution was laid over, under the rules.

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CORRECTION AND APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL.

The reading and correction of the Journal was commenced and proceeded until, on motion of Senator Quincy, the further reading thereof was dispensed with.

CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.

House concurrent resolution No. 9 was read the first time and referred to the Committee on Federal Relations.

Senator Porter moved that the Senate do now adjourn, which motion prevailed.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

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SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, KAN.,

January 20, 1909–2 o'clock P. M. Senate met pursuant to adjournment, the president in the chair.

The roll was called.
Absent: Senator Hostrup.
Absent by leave: Senators Leidy and Price.

On motion of Senator Avery, Senator Hostrup was excused until to-morrow morning.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

The following bills were introduced and read the first time:

By Senator Porter: Senate bill No. 190, An act relating to banks and trust companies.

Also, Senate bill No. 191, An act authorizing the state geologist to make an investigation of explosions in coal-mines and possible remedies therefor, providing for publication of a report on the same, and making appropriations therefor.

By Senator Brady: Senate bill No. 192, An act to amend section 31 of chapter 140 of the Session Laws of 1907, relating to private corporations.

By Senator Travis: Senate bill No. 193, An act declaring Nannie May Schooley the adopted daughter and heir of D. L. Ivy.

By Senator Cooke: Senate bill No. 194, An act amending section 8 of chapter 37 of the Session Laws of 1872, said chapter being an act entitled “An act for the encouragement of agriculture," and repealing said section 8.

By Senator Robertson: Senate bill No. 195, An act relating to corporations, and providing for-the organization of corporations for the purpose of carrying on abstract business, loaning money and dealing in real estate.

By Senator Hunter: Senate bill No. 196, An act for the promotion of agriculture in the state of Kansas, providing for the creation of a state seed-wheat commission to buy, import, receive, sell and distribute seed wheat within the state, and making an appropriation to carry out the provisions of this act.

By Senator Stewart: Senate bill No. 197, An act relating to cemetery corporations organized prior to March, 1901, and owning or controlling cemeteries in or adjacent to cities of the first class having a population of 40,000 or more, and providing for the regulation, maintenance, control thereof, and yalidating certain acts done by the directors thereof.

By Senator Stillings: Senate bill No. 198, An act making appropriations for the support of the St. John's Hospital, Leavenworth, Kan.; Old Ladies' Rest, Leavenworth, Kan.; Home of the Friendless, Leavenworth, Kan.; the Mitchell Hos

pital, Leavenworth, Kan., and the Guardian Angel Home, Leavenworth, Kan.

By Senator Potter: Senate bill No. 199, An act to amend sections 18, 19, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 and 39, and to repeal original sections 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 and 39 of chapter 408 of the Laws of 1907, being “An act to create a Tax Commission, defining its powers and duties, fixing the compensation of its members and employees, and abolishing the Board of Railroad Assessors and the State Board of Equalization, and providing penalties for the violation of certain provisions therein, and repealing sections 7503, 7504, 7550, 7551, 7552, 7564, 7565, 7566, 7585, 7586, 7588, 7592, 7608 and 7609, General Statutes of Kansas, 1901, and all acts and parts of acts in so far as they conflict with this act, and making appropriations for the purpose of carrying out this act.”

By Senator Reed: Senate bill No. 200, An act to prohibit employees of the Legislature from lobbying with the members thereof, and providing for penalties for violation of this act.

By Senator Potter: Senate bill No. 201, An act to regulate railroads, providing for certain conditions in bills of lading and contracts of shipment, and fixing penalties for the violation of this act.

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Senator Murphy placed in nomination the name of C. J. Garver for clerk of the Committee on Enrolled Bills. Thereupon

vote was taken and Mr. Garver declared elected. Senator Carey asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended, an emergency declared, and Senate bill No. 42 be placed on third reading, which motion prevailed.

Senate bill No. 42 was read the third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called, with the following result: Yeas 36, nays 1; absent or not voting, 3.

Senators voting in favor of the passage of the bill were: Anderson, Avery, Bender, Brady, Brewster, Brown, Cambern, Carey, Chapman, Cooke, Denton, Fagerberg, Fowler, Glenn, Hamilton, Hodges, Huffman, Hunter, Lower, Milligan, Milton, Moore, Murphy, Myers, Overfield, Porter, Potter, Quincy, Reed, Robertson, Smith, Stannard, Stavely, Stewart, Stillings, and Travis.

Senator Ganse voted in the negative.

Senators, absent or not voting were: Hostrup, Leidy, and Price.

A constitutional majority having voted in favor of the passage of the bill, the bill passed, and the title was agreed to.

INTRODUCTION OF ORIGINAL MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. Senate joint resolution No. 1, by Senator Potter, Relating to the application of the State University for admission to the benefits of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Learning, was introduced and read the first time.

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Senator Potter asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended, an emergency declared, and that Senate joint resolution No. 1 be placed on second reading, which motion prevailed.

Senator Potter asked unanimous consent that the rules be suspended and a further emergency declared, and that Senate joint resolution No. 1 be placed on third reading, which motion prevailed.

Senate joint resolution No. 1 was read the third time, and the question being, Shall Senate joint resolution pass? the roll was called, with the following result: Yeas 33, nays 0; absent or not voting, 7. Senators voting in favor of the passage of the resolution

Anderson, Avery, Bender, Brady, Cambern, Carey, Chapman, Cooke, Denton, Fagerberg, Fowler, Ganse, Glenn, Hamilton, Hodges, Huffman, Hunter, Lower, Milligan, Milton, Moore, Murphy, Myers, Overfield, Porter, Potter, Quincy, Robertson, Stannard, Stavely, Stewart, Stillings, and Travis.

Senators absent or not voting were: Brewster, Brown, Hostrup, Leidy, Price, Reed, and Smith.

A constitutional majority having voted in favor of the passage of the Senate joint resolution, the Senate joint resolution passed.

The chair placed before the Senate what is purported to be the contest papers relating to the contest of N. A. Yeager, contestor, vs. G. P. Aikman, contestee, for the office of judge in the thirteenth judicial district of Kansas.

Senator Hodges introduced Senate resolution No. 20, Relating to the service of subpoena in the Yeager vs. Aikman case.

The resolution was thereupon read, and, upon motion of Senator Hodges, adopted.

The chair announced the Committee on Assessment and Taxation, as follows: Senator Stavely, chairman; Senators Quincy, Fagerberg, Carey, Stillings, Porter, Overfield, Brown, and Hodges.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE. Senator Glenn moved that the Senate go into committee of the whole for the consideration of bills on the Calendar under the head of "General Orders.” A vote being had, the motion prevailed, and the Senate went into committee of the whole, with Senator Stewart in the chair.

After some time spent therein the committee rose, and through the chairman submitted the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: The committee of the whole Senate have had under consideration bills on the Calendar under the head of "General Orders,' and I am directed to report that the committee has had under considera

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tion Senate bill No. 75, An act apportioning the state into representative districts, and reports progress and asks leave to sit again at a later date.

J. H. STEWART, Chairman.

. MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE.

MR. PRESIDENT: I am directed by the House to inform the Senate that
the House has passed House bill No. 31, An act to change the name of
Carrie Eleanor Smead and Paul Leicester Smead.
The same is transmitted herewith.

C. H. BRILHART, Assistant Chief Clerk. Senator Avery moved that the Senate do now adjourn, which motion prevailed.

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