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plant of the Kansas State Penitentiary, at Lansing, and making an appropriation for the operation thereof, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, House bill No. 661, An act making appropriations for the Parsons State Hospital for current expenses, purchase of lands, and erection of buildings, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1903, June 30, 1904, and June 30, 1905, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, House bill No. 600, An act making appropriations for the executive and judicial departments of the state for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1904, and June 30, 1905, and deficiencies of 1903, and instruct me te report the bill back to the Senate, with the recommendation that it be amended as follows, and passed as amended:

In section 1, line 9 be stricken out, and in lieu thereof the following be substituted: “Executive and pardon clerk,

$1500 $1500 Stenographer,

1200 1200" On page 2, in the appropriations to the Executive Council, line 9, the figures "$9000" be stricken out for each year, and the sum “$10,800" be entered in lieu thereof for each year.

Following line 9 the bill should read, "six janitors and lawn men, $1200,” in the column carrying appropriations for 1903.

Following line 14, on same page of the bill, should be interlined "one elevator man, $200,” which sum shall be in the column carrying appropriations for 1903.

In line 17, “$720" for each year shall be stricken out and “$1000” entered in lieu thereof for each year.

In line 19, “$1500" shall be stricken out and “$1800” entered in lieu thereof for each year.

In line 22, the amount "$1100” shall be stricken out and "$1485" entered in lieu thereof, and the item shall read: “For justices of the supreme court, for repairs and decorating the court-room, for remodeling two adjoining dark rooms of the state-house into one room, finishing the same to conform to the main office, with additional doors, window, and marble lavatory, $1485.”

On page 3, in the appropriation to the adjutant general, item No. 7, the figures "$8000” shall be stricken out for each year, and in lieu thereof, in the column headed "1903,” shall be entered “$1800," and the column headed "1904" "$12,000,” and in the column headed "1905," "$11,000."

On page 4 of the bill, in the appropriations to the secretary of state, in item 4, the figures “$1000” should be stricken out for each year, and in lieu thereof the figures "$1200" entered for each year. In item 5, the figures “$1000" should be stricken out for each year and "$1200" entered for each year.

On page 5 of the bill, in the appropriations to the attorney-general, item 3, the word "second" shall be stricken out and "special"

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entered in lieu thereof. In same item, the amount “$1200" shall be stricken out and the amount "$1800” be entered in lieu thereof. Following item 3 there shall be entered an item reading “chief clerk, $1200, $1200"

On same page of the bill, in appropriations to the state superin. tendent of public instruction, in item 3, the word “bond" shall be stricken out and "chief” entered in lieu thereof.

On same page of the bill, following the items appropriated to the state superintendent of insurance, the following section shall appear: “All money paid into the state treasury under the provisions of chapter 357 of the Laws of 1901 is hereby appropriated to the payment of the compensation and expenses for making examinations provided in said chapter 357, and shall be paid out on warrants of the state auditor, drawn upon vouchers presented by the persons entitled thereto and approved by the superintendent of insurance.”'

On page 6 of the bill, in the appropriations made to the supreme court, in item 3, the word "two” shall be stricken out and three" entered in lieu thereof, and in same item the amount "$2000” shall be stricken out and the amount “$3000” entered in lieu thereof for each year.

On page 7 of the bill, in the appropriations to the district judges, in item 24, the amount "$2750" for 1904 shall be stricken out and the amount “$3000” entered in lieu thereof, and for deficiency for 1903, $250.

On page 8 of the bill, in the appropriations to the state library, item 3, the amount “$600" shall be stricken out and $900” entered in lieu thereof, and in the same item the amount "$1200" shall be stricken out for each year and the amount "$1800" entered in lieu thereof for each year.

On page 10 of the bill, in the appropriations to the Bureau of Labor and Industry, item 7, a comma shall follow the word “delegates,” the word "attending" shall be stricken out and the word "and" entered in lieu thereof. Jno. T. CHANEY, Chairman.

Senator Smith, chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, offered the following reports:

Mr. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred House bill No. 889, an act to enlarge the jurisdiction of justices of the peace in actions in replevin, 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, House bill No. 880, An act to amend sections 4354 and 4355, chapter 76 of the General Statutes of Kansas, 1901, entitled "An act to provide for the recording of land patents," and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, substitute for House bill No. 423, An act to amend section 49, chapter 19, General Statutes of 1901, being section 985 of General Statutes of 1901, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Sep. ate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, House bill No. 98, An act concerning child labor, prohibiting the employment in factories, workshops and mines of persons under twelve years of age, and regulating the employment in other occupations or places of persons under sixteen years of age, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed. F. DUMONT SMITH, Chairman.

Senator Simons, acting chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills, offered the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 469, An act for the protection of birds, and providing penalties for killing the same or for the destruction of their nests or eggs, have compared the engrossed copy with the original bill, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate correctly engrossed.

R.T. SIMONS, Acting Chairman. REPORT OF CONFERENCE COMMITTEE. Mr. PRESIDENT: Your committee appointed under Senate resolution No. 38 to investigate the merger of the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis Railroad Company with the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad Company would respectfully report that, owing to the pressure of business, your committee has not had ample opportunity to properly examine into this subject, and would respectfully request permission from the Senate, therefore, to make further investigation after the close of the session and report its findings to the governor for transmission to the next session of the Legislature.

T. A. NOFTZGER, Chairman. On motion of Senator Noftzger, the report was adopted.

Senator Noftzger introduced Senate concurrent resolution No. 38, as follows:

Be it resolved by the Senate, the House concurring therein, That a committee of two from the Senate and three from the House be appointed to formulate and report joint rules for the regulation of business between the Senate and House.

The resolution was adopted.

The chair named as a conference committee, as per Senate concurrent resolution No. 32, Senators Noftzger and Morehouse.

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, To the Senate :

TOPEKA, March 10, 1903.
I have to-day made the following appointments, and transmit the
same for your confirmation :
On the governor's staff:

To be brigadier general, J. W. F. Hughes, of Shawnee county.
To be paymaster general, Chas. S. Elliott, of Shawnee county.
To be judge-advocate general, Clair J. Garver, of Sumper county.
To be surgeon general, Harry O'Donnell, of Ellsworth county.
To be inspector general, N. H. Loomis, of Shawnee county.
To be aides-de-camp, Fred G. Berger, of Marshall county, and

Frank L. Travis, of Allen county.
Board of directors of the Penitentiary:

W. H. Haskell, for term beginning April 1, 1903.
E. C. Ellett, for the unexpired term ending April 1, 1905.

W. J. BAILEY, Governor. Senator Fulton moved that the Senate confirm the appointments made by the governor in open Senate.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Allen moved that the Senate confirm the appointment of J. W. F. Hughes as brigadier general.

The roll was called, and all of the Senators having voted in favor of the confirmation, the appointment of J. W. F. Hughes was confirmed.

Senators voting in the affirmative were : Allen, Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Chaney, Codding, Conrad, Crum, Findlay, Fitzpatrick, Fulton, Gabriel, Henley, Householder, Hurrel, Kennedy, King, Leidy, McKnight, McMillan, Miller, Morehouse, Morrow, Noftzger, Pestana, Peterson, Porter, Simone, Smith, Sponable, Tapp, Vincent, Ward, White, Wright, and Wulfekuhler.

Senators absent or not voting were: Cubbison, Fullington, and Stewart.

Senator Simons moved that the Senate confirm the appointment of Clair J. Garver as judge advocate-general.

The roll was called, and all of the Senators having voted in favor of the confirmation, the appointment of Clair J. Garver was confirmed.

Senators voting in the affirmative were: Allen, Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Chaney, Codding, Conrad,

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Crum, Findlay, Fitzpatrick, Fulton, Gabriel, Henley, Householder, Hurrel, Kennedy, King, Leidy, McKnight, McMillan, Miller, Morehouse, Morrow, Noftzger, Pestana, Peterson, Porter, Simons, Smith, Sponable, Tapp, Vincent, Ward, White, Wright, and Wulfekuhler.

Senators absent or not voting were: Cubbison, Fullington, and Stewart.

Senator Kennedy moved that the Senate confirm the appointment of Chas. S. Elliott as paymaster general.

The roll was called, and all of the Senators having voted in favor of the confirmation, the appointment of Chas. S. Elliott was confirmed.

Senators voting in the affirmative were: Allen, Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Chaney, Codding, Conrad, Crum, Findlay, Fitzpatrick, Fulton, Gabriel, Henley, Householder, Hurrel, Kennedy, King, Leidy, McKnight, McMillan, Miller, Morehouse, Morrow, Noftzger, Pestana, Peterson, Porter, Simons, Smith, Sponable, Tapp, Vincent, Ward, White, Wright, and Wulfekuhler.

Senators absent or not voting were: Cubbison, Fullington, and Stewart.

Senator Allen moved that the Senate confirm the appointment of N. H. Loomis as inspector general.

The roll was called, and all of the senators having voted in favor of the confirmation, the appointment of N. H. Loomis was confirmed.

Senators voting in the affirmative were : Allen, Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Chaney, Codding, Conrad, Crum, Findlay, Fitzpatrick, Fulton, Gabriel, Henley, Householder, Hurrel, Kennedy, King, Leidy, McKnight, McMillan, Miller, Morehouse, Morrow, Noftzger, Pestana, Peterson, Porter, Simons, Smith, Sponable, Tapp, Vincent, Ward, White, Wright, and Wulfekuhler.

Senators absent or not voting were: Cubbison, Fullington, and Stewart.

Senator Porter moved that the Senate confirm the appointment of Harry O'Donnell as surgeon general.

The roll was called, and all of the senators having voted

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