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The committee appointed on conference of Senate bill No. 992 made the following report:

To the Senate and House of Representatives : our conference committee on House bill No. 992 have had the same under consideration, and beg leave to submit the following report:

That Senate amendment be stricken out and that original section 2 of the bill be amended by striking out in line 5 the word "goverror” and inserting the words “Executive Council.” Also, add after the word elected, in the fourth line, the words "and shall take office on the second Monday in January after their election."

After section 2 insert section 3, to read : “Section 3. That section 4 of chapter 286 of the Session Laws of 1901 be amended to read : Sec. 4. No person owning any bonds, stock or property in any railroad company, or who is in the employment, or who is in any way or manper pecuniarily interested in railroads, shall be eligible to the office of railroad commissioner, secretary or stenographer of said board. Said railroad commissioners, secretary and stenographer shall be qualified electors of the state. Said commissioners, secretary and stenographer shall be sworn to the due and faithful performance of the duties of their respective offices before entering upon the discharge of the same. Each of said commissioners shall enter into bonds, with security to be approved by the Executive Council, in the sum of $10,000, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties.

That sections 3 and 4 of the bill be renumbered 4 and 5, respectively.

That the title be amended by inserting the figure “4" after the figure “2." And that the bill, as amended, be passed.

F. DUMONT SMITH,

On part of Senate. C. M. BEESON,

On part of House. The roll was called on the adoption of the report, with the following result: Yeas 31, nays 0; absent or not vot

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

Senators absent or not voting were: Allen, Cubbison, Fullington, Henley, Householder, King, Pestana, Vincent, and Ward.

A majority having voted in favor of the adoption of the report, the report was adopted.

House bill No. 982 was called up.

Senator Chaney, chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, offered the following amendments to House bill No. 982:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred House bill No. 982, An act making appropriations for miscellaneous purposeş, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be amended as follows, and passed as amended: 138. To J. E. Neighbors, sergeant-at-arms, in payment of

seven flags, at five dollars each, for the old-soldier
members of the Senate.....

.... $35 00 139. To C. E. Baker, to services as stenographor to conference committee on Senate bill No. 114 ......

10 00 140. To G. P. Cline, attorney's fee in case of Wilson vs. Clark ..

100 00 141. To C. E. Van Meter, for taking depositions in the Montgomery-Wilson contest.....

56 95 142. To the district judge of the 37th district:

For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1904..... 2,500 00
For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1905.

2,500 00 143. To the stenographer of the 37th judicial district: For the fiscal year ending 1904......

1,200 00 For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1905.

1,200 00 144. To T. C. Biddle, superintendent of the Topeka State

Hospital, for expense of trip to Eastern institutions
securing information for the establishment of the
department of bacteriology...

165 00 145. To Jesse Leach, for rent of typewriter during session.. 10 00 146. To Geo. W. Veale, custodian, in payment of key-board for the state-house.....

75 00 147. To Homer C. Galloway, for services rendered as weighmaster in the state grain department.....

600 00 148. To Hatch Etherly, for one month's services as statehouse janitor...

50 00 149. To C. E. Shaffer, for injuries received while an em

ployee at the Topeka State Hospital in August, 1898, 600 00 150. To Western Union Telegraph Company, for services rendered the Senate coal-famine committee....

1 64 151. To the Executive Council, deficiency for 1903, for the

payment of freight and drayage on coal used in heat-
ing the state-house...

800 00

152. To the secretary of state, for the purchase of stationery

and other articles, and for expenses not otherwise
provided for, for the Legislature of 1903, for proof-
reading and indexing the Laws of 1903, and expense
of engrossing bills....

$1,500 00 153. To B. F. Flepniken, for witness fees in Wm. Rogers investigation....

19 70 154. To Chas. M. Sheldon, for extra services as secretary of the Senate....

100 00 155. To Thos. A. Wiseman, extra services as assistant secretary of the Senate..

100 00 156. To J. A. Ramsey, for extra services as reading clerk of the Senate....

75 00 157. To W. E. Pipps, for extra services as assistant reading clerk of the Senate......

75 00 158. To J. T. Treadway, for extra services as Journal clerk of the Senate...

50 00 159. To E. T. Howard, for extra services as assistant Journal clerk of the Senate ....

30 00 160. To J. T. Mitchell, for extra services as assistant Jourpal clerk......

30 00 161. To J. C. Newell, for extra services as assistant Journal clerk .....

30 00 162. To Ed. Baxter, for extra services as bookkeeper... 30 00 163. To Edna Ott, for extra services as stenographer to the secretary of the Senate......

25 00 163. To H. E. Glenn, for extra services as docket clerk..... 65 00 164. To C. A. Henrie, assistant docket clerk, extra services, 40 00 165. To Geo. B. Munson, revision clerk, extra services .... 25 00 166. To L. G. Beal, clerk Ways and Means Committee, extra services

50 00 167. To Lillie Seibert, extra services for the Ways and Means Committee ....

15 00 168. To. T. J. Jackson, extra services as document clerk... 15 00 169. To Etta Littlefield, extra services as assistant document clerk.......

15 00 170. To Clara Hendricks, extra services as assistant document clerk....

15 00 171. To Pauline Simmons, extra services as assistant document clerk..

15 00 172. To Frank B. Bennyworth, additional pay as clerk and

stenographer to the committee investigating the

purchase of certain lands by the State Penitentiary, 27 00 173. To Jas. Wick, additional pay as clerk and stenographer

to the committee investigating coal famine ..... 70 00 174. To Joseph Jones, for fifty days' services taking care of Senate toilet-rooms..

150 00

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175. To Richard Brown, for fifty days' services taking care of Senate toilet-rooms..

$150 00 176. To the State Board of Agriculture, for salary for an additional clerk for 1903..

800 00 For 1904. ...

800 00 177. To expenses incurred by investigating committee under

Senate concurrent resolutions 7 and 21: Emma
Veits, stenographer, $36.90; J. E. Neighbors, ser-
geant-at-arms, $52.40; W. S. Jenks, secretary, $7.10;
S. E. Cave, sergeant-at-arms, $85; B. L. Reise,
witness, four days, $6; H. E. Daniels, mileage, $13.50;
Ed. Heeney, mileage, $10; H. J. Hodge, mileage,
$9.80, per diem, $1.50, $11.30; H. C. Taylor, mileage,
$36.60, per diem, $6, $42.60; John Schlyer, per diem,
$3; Fred Price, per diem, $3; Ruth Campbell,

stenographer, $1; Cecil Coleman, stenographer, $15. 178. To M. E. Yonkin, unpaid salary for May and June, 1899..

97 50 The amendments made by the Committee on Ways and Means were adopted.

House. bill No. 982, An act making appropriations for miscellaneous purposes, was read the third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass the roll was called, with the following result: Yeas 29, nays 2; absent or not voting, 9.

Senators voting in favor of the passage of the bill were: Allen, Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Chaney, Codding, Conrad, Crum, Fulton, Gabriel, Householder, Hurrel, Kennedy, Leidy, McKnight, Miller, Morehouse, Morrow, Noftzger, Pestana, Porter, Simons, Sponable, Stewart, Tapp, Ward, Wright, and Wulfekuhler.

Senators voting in the negative were: King and White.

Senators absent or not voting were: Cubbison, Findlay, Fitzpatrick, Fullington, Henley, McMillan, Peterson, Smith, and Vincent.

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

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, March 11, 1903. To the Senate : I have this day made the following appointment, and submit the name for your confirmation:

W. M. Jones, of Rice county, to be member board of managers of the Kansas State Industrial Reformatory for the term ending April 1, 1905.

W. J. BAILEY, Gover nor.

Senator Porter moved that we do now proceed to the confirmation of the appointment made by the governor.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Porter moved that the appointment of W. M. Jones be confirmed by the Senate.

The question being, Shall the Senate confirm the appointment ? the roll was called, with the following result: Yeas 31, nays 0; absent or not voting, 9.

Senators voting in favor of the confirmation were : Allen, Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Codding, Conrad, Crum, Findlay, Fulton, Gabriel, Hurrel, Kennedy, Leidy, McKnight, McMillan, Miller, Morehouse, Morrow, Pestana, Peterson, Porter, Simons, Sponable, Stewart, Tapp, Vincent, Ward, White, Wright, and Wulfekuhler.

Senators absent were: Chaney, Cubbison, Fitzpatrick, Fullington, Henley, Householder, King, Noftzger, and Smith.

A constitutional majority having voted in favor of the confirmation, the appointment was confirmed.

Senator Noftzger introduced Senate concurrent resolu. tion No. 41, In relation to the consideration of bills.

The resolution was not adopted.

Senator Chaney moved that the Senate grant the request of the House for a conference committee on House bill No. 982.

The motion prevailed.

The chair named as such committee on the part of the Senate Senators Chaney and Noftzger.

The committee of conference on House bill No. 600 offered the following report: To the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of

Representatives :

We, your conference committee on the part of the Senate and House on House bill No. 600, make the following report:

It is agreed that the House concedes all Senate amendments except the following: In line 17, the Senate amendment of 1000 be stricken out and 800 inserted in lieu thereof. On page 8, in the appropriation to the adjutant general, item 7, $12,000 for 1904 and $11,000 for 1905, be stricken out and $10,000 inserted in each place in the Senate amendments. The Senate recedes from its amendment to the House bill, on page 6, in the appropriations made to the su

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