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mick, Hessin. Householder. Johnson, Jumper, King, Lamb, Lewelling, Lupfer, Matthews, Morrow, Mosher, Pritchard, Reser. Ryan, Shaffer, Sheldon, Sterne, Stocks, Titus, Wallack, Young, and Zimmer.

Absent or not voting: Battey, Caldwell, and Campbell. The bill. having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed by the president.

The title of the bill was agreed to, and so announced by the president.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

Senator Householder, chairman of Committee on Charitable Institutions, submitted the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Charitable Institutions, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 28, Being an act relating to charities and corrections, and providing penalties for violations of the provisions of this act, and repealing sections 6150 to 6201 inclusive, and 6211 to 6224 inclusive, and sections 6479 to 6529 inclusive, sections 6532 and 6533, of the general statutes of 1889, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

M. A. HOUSEHOLDER, Chairman.

By unanimous consent, Senator Householder offered the following motion, and moved its adoption: That the sergeant-at-arms be instructed to have printed 400 copies of Senate bill No. 28.

The motion was referred to the Committee on Printing. Senator Jumper, chairman of the Committee on Fees and Salaries, offered the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Fees and Salaries, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 12, An act to amend section 7 of fees and salaries of the county treasurer, county clerk, county attorney, register of deeds, clerk of the district court, sheriff, probate judge, and county surveyor of Sumner county, and said section 7 being chapter 49 of session laws 1895, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 29, An act regulating the fees and salaries and prescribing certain duties of the officers of Cherokee county, Kansas, and providing penalties for a violation of this act, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 38, An act regulating the fees and salaries and prescribing certain duties of the county officers of Barton county, Kansas, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed. H. G. JUMPER, Chairman,

Senator Crossan, chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, offered the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 5, entitled "An act amending paragraphs 6934, 6940, 6948, 6954, and 6955 of the general statutes of 1889, and repealing the same," have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the senate with the recommendation that it be referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Also, Senate bill No. 41, An act granting to the superintendent of Barton county, Kansas, the power to disorganize partially depopulated districts and attach the same to adjoining districts for school purposes, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the senate with recommendation that it be referred to Committee on Education, and recommend that title be amended and the provisions of bill be made general rather than special.

Also, Senate bill No. 42, An act to dissolve school district No. 86 in Barton county, Kansas, and attach the territory thereof to school district No. 29 in Barton county, Kansas, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be referred to the Committee on Education, and recommend that title be amended and the provisions of bill be made general rather than special.

Also, Senate bill No. 52, An act fixing the time for holding the regular terms of the district court in the thirteenth judicial district and amendatory of section 8, chapter 106 of the laws of 1895, have had the same under consideration and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed with the title amended as follows: An act fixing the time for holding the regular terms of the district court in the thirteenth judicial district and repealing section 8 of chapter 106 of the laws of 1895.

Also, Senate bill No. 64, An act fixing the times for holding the regular terms of the district court in the thirteenth judicial district, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be not passed, for the reason that the committee has recommended the passage of Senate bill No. 52, which is a similar bill.

Also, Senate bill No. 4, An act providing for the vacation of streets, alleys, public reservations and the changing of corporate boundaries of cities, and repealing chapter 115, general statutes, 1889, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 16, An act for the protection of domestic animals, and to repeal section 6823, of the general statutes of 1889, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be not passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 17, An act relating to townships and township officers, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be not passed, for the reason it is unconstitutional, as provided by paragraph 197.

Also, Senate bill No. 30, to amend section 48 of chapter 110 of the general statutes of Kansas, entitled "An act relating to townships and township officers," approved February 29, 1868, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 40, to prevent the dockage of hogs or the inspection of hogs for the purpose of dockage in any market or public stock-yards in the state of Kansas, and providing penalty therefor, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with recommendation that it be passed.

W. B. CROSSAN, Chairman.

As recommended by the Committee on Judiciary, Senate bill No. 5 was referred to the Committee on Assessment and Taxation, and Senate bills Nos. 41 and 42 were referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Harris, chairman of the Committee on Railroads, submitted the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 88, entitled an act to prohibit persons from climbing upon railroad trains and cars while in motion and providing a penalty therefor, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be not passed, it being identical with bill No. 88.

Also, Senate bill No. 79, entitled an act to prohibit persons from climbing upon railroad trains and cars while in motion, and to provide a punishment therefor, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 69, entitled an act to amend paragraph 1317, general statutes 1889, entitled an act to compel railroad companies to fence their roads by and through lands inclosed with a lawful fence and repealing said paragraph 1317, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

W. A. HARRIS, Chairman.

CORRECTION AND APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL.

Senator King moved that the correction and approval of the journal be postponed until printed copies of the first four days' journal were supplied.

The question being on the motion, the motion prevailed.

CONSIDERATION OF MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. House concurrent resolution No. 5 was then read. Senator King moved to postpone consideration of the resolution, which motion prevailed.

Senate concurrent resolution No. 8 was then read, and is as follows:

Resolved by the Senate, the House concurring therein, That, whereas, the state of Kansas was born amid the throes of fierce political strife, was rocked in the cradle of liberty, and nurtured and protected by its determined and loyal sons, and is to-day, by creative instinct, by every influence of its life, a liberty-loving commonwealth: therefore, be it

Resolved, By the legislature of the state of Kansas, that we extend to the struggling, suffering patriots of Cuba our sincerest sympathies and hopeful encouragement, and bespeak for them an early and efficient result in their unequal but heroic struggle against armed oppressors, and that, in the near future, our neighboring isle shall be clothed with all the habiliments of independent statehood, and the most extended opportunities be accorded her of establishing and perpetuating a free and independent republic.

Senator Hanna moved that further consideration of the motion be postponed until 3 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon, and that it be made a special order for that time. Not being seconded, the motion was not considered.

The quesion was on the adoption of the resolution. A vote being taken, the resolution was adopted. Senate resolution No. 27 was then read, and is as follows:

Resolved, That the sergeant-at-arms of the senate be instructed to secure 500 skeleton maps of Kansas, 6 x 12 inches in size, showing the counties and population of each in 1896 for the use of the apportionment committee.

The following amendment, by Senator Coleman, was

pending: "Providing such cost shall not exceed the sum of $25."

A vote being taken on the pending amendment, the amendment was adopted.

Senator Lupfer offered the following amendment "Strike out 1896 and insert 1890 and 1895.”

A vote being taken, the amendment was adopted. The question was on the adoption of the resolution as amended.

The resolution was adopted.

Senate resolution No. 29 was then read, and is as follows:

Resolved, That a committee of three senators be appointed to supervise the miscellaneous expenses of the Senate and make all contracts for supplies and expenditures on the part of the Senate, except the stationary supplies furnished by the secretary of state. And that a committee of three Senators be appointed to whom shall be referred all motions for the appointment of additional employees for the Senate, and whose duty it shall be to examine as to the necessity of such appointment and report upon the same.

The resolution was adopted.

Senator Householder moved to reconsider the vote by which Senate concurrent resolution No. 8 was passed, which motion prevailed.

Senator Hanna offered the following motion: That consideration of Senate concurrent resolution No. 8 be postponed until 3 o'clock p. m., Wednesday, and made a special order for that time.

A vote being taken, the motion prevailed.

Senate resolution No. 30 was then read, and is as follows:

Resolved, That Clyde McCarter be employed in the telephone room, subject to the orders of the sergeant-at arms.

Senator Jumper moved to postpone further consideration of the resolution until the Committee on Employees be appointed, pursuant to Senate resolution No. 29.

A roll-call was demanded, with the following result: Yeas 28, nays 9; absent or not voting, 3.

The motion having received a majority of all votes, was declared carried.

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