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violations of certain provisions, and repealing all acts and parts of acts in conflict therewith.

Referred to the Committee on Banks and Banking.

Senate bill No. 191, An act making an appropriation to reimburse the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Com. pany for moneys advanced by it to the state of Kansas to pay the salary of a live-stock sanitary inspector during a portion of the year 1899.

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Senate bill No. 192, An act to amend section 1 of chapter 180 of the Session Laws of 1897, entitled "An act relating to the establishment of county high schools in counties having a population of less than 2500."

Referred to the Committee on Educational Institutions.

Senate bill No. 193, An act for the protection of antetelope.

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

Senate bill No. 194. An act to amend section 1 of chapter 2:25 of the Session Laws of 1901.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 195, An act authorizing the levy of road tax, providing for the appointment of township road overseers and prescribing their duties, and providing for the removal of the same for cause, authorizing the collection of certain road tax by suit, and repealing sections 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 of chapter 154 of the General Statutes of 1897.

Referred to the Committee on Roads and Bridges.

Senate bill No. 196, An act to authorize the treasurer of the state to designate a state fiscal agency in the city of New York for the state of Kansas, to designate a state fiscal agency within the state of Kansas, and to amend sections 1 and 2 of chapter 75 of the Laws of 1874, and to repeal said original section of said act, to repeal all laws or parts of laws in conflict with this act, and for other purposes.

Senate bill No. 197, An act to amend sections 1264 and 1265 of the General Statutes of 1901, relative to the charter fees of corporations, and for other purposes.

Referred to the Committee on Banks and Banking. Senate bill No. 198, An act making appropriations to the Orphans' Home of the Evangelical Kansas Conference, Pottawatomie county, Kansas, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1904, and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1905.

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Senate bill No. 199, An act to provide a penalty for coercing or influencing or making demands upon or require. ments of employees, servants, laborers, and persons seeking employment.

Referred to the Committee on Labor.

Senate bill No. 200, An act to promote the attendance of pupils in schools, to prevent truancy, to provide for the appointment of truant officers, to define the rights and duties and compensation of such officers, to prescribe the penalties for violation of this act, and to repeal chapter 23 of the Session Laws of 1874, being paragraphs 6420, 6421, 6422 and 6423 of the General Statutes of Kansas, 1901.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senate bill No. 201, An act relating to judicial districts, defining the boundaries of the thirty-fifth and thirty-sixth judicial districts, and providing for holding terms of court therein, and defining certain duties of the trial court in regard to cases undecided in Pottawatomie county at the time of the taking effect of this act, and repealing all acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act.

Referred to the Committee on Judicial Apportionment.

Senate bill No. 202, An act authorizing the refunding of the legally existing bonded indebtedness of disorganized and merged school districts.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 203, An act authorizing the board of county commissioners of Lyon county to build a bridge across the Cottonwood river.

Referred to the Committee on Roads and Bridges.

Senator Stewart introduced Senate petition No. 8, as follows:

We, the undersigned citizens of Allen county, Kansas, who are interested in promoting the best interest of horticulture in our state, believe that Kansas fruits and Kansas vegetables should be eminently represented at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, to be held at St. Louis, Mo., A. D. 1904 :

Therefore, we deem it our duty as well as privilege to solicit our representatives and state senators to set apart at least $10,000 of the appropriation for this exposition, to be made by our state Legislature during the winter session of 1903, to be used exclusively and solely for a horticultural exhibit of Kansas products at and during said ex. position; and we especially urge that the said amount be placed subject to the order of the officers and trustees of the Kansas State Horticultural Society, or those whom said officers and trustees shall elect to manage the Kansas horticultural exhibit at said ex position.

Signed by W. Wakefield and sixty-seven others.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

CONSIDERATION OF MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. Senator Noftzger called for Senate concurrent resolution No. 10.

The resolution was read.
The resolution was adopted.
The chair called up Senate concurrent resolution No. 8.

Senator Smith moved that Senate concurrent resolution No. 8 be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

The motion prevailed.

Senator McMillan requested that Senate concurrent resolutions Nos. 12 and 13 be continued at this time.

It was so ordered.
Senate concurrent resolution No. 14 was called.
The resolution was read.

Senator Chaney moved that Senate concurrent resolution No. 14 be referred to the Committee on Insurance.

The motion prevailed.

Senate concurrent resolution No. 16 was called for by the chair.

The resolution was read.
The resolution was adopted.

Senate concurrent resolution No. 17 was called for by the chair.

The resolution was read.
The resolution was adopted.

Senator Smith asked unanimous consent to make report for Judiciary Committee.

Consent granted.

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 23, An act for the relief of James Coursey, of Leavenworth, 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 Ways and Means.

!, F. DUMONT Smith, Chairman.
House concurrent resolution No. 3 was called for.
The resolution was read.
The resolution was adopted.

By consent, the following bills were introduced at this time:

By Senator Porter (by request ): Senate bill No., 228, An act prohibiting the employment by railroad companies, corporations or lessees thereof of telegraph operators under the age of twenty-one years, and providing penalties for a . violation thereof.

By Senator Noftzger: Senate bill No. 229, An act creating a board of insurance commissioners and prescribing the power, duties and authority thereof, and prescribing penalties for the violation of this act.

By Senator Fitzpatrick: Senate bill No. 230, An act for the relief of Milton Woodyard, his heirs and assigns, in the matter of the purchase of certain school-lands.

Senator Stewart introduced Senate concurrent resolution No. 8, For the submission of a proposition to amend section 10 of the bill of rights of the constitution : , Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Kansas, two

thirds of the members elected to each house thereof concurcurring therein:

Section 1. The following proposition to amend the constitution of the state of Kansas is hereby submitted to the qualified electors of the state for their approval or rejection: That section 10 of the bill of rights be amended so as to read as follows: In all prosecutions, the accused shall be allowed to appear and defend in person, or by counsel; to demand the nature and cause of the accusation against him; to meet the witness face to face, and to have compulsory process to compel the attendance of witnesses in his behalf; and a speedy public trial by an impartial jury of the county or judicial district in which the offense is alleged to have been committed, a concurrence of three-fourths of the jury to be essential and sufficient to return a verdict. No person shall be a witness against himself or be twice put in jeopardy for the same offense.

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SEC. 2. This proposition shall be submitted to the electors of the state at the general election of representatives in the year 1904 for their approval or rejection. The amendment hereby proposed shall be designated on the official ballot by the following title: “The jury amendment to the bill of rights,” and shall be voted for or against as provided by law under such titles.

Sec. 3. This resolution shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute-book.

The resolution was referred to Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Miller introduced Senate resolution No. 40, as follows:

Resolved, That the secretary of state lie and is hereby requested to cause to be presented to the secretary of the Senate all vouchers issued and approved by him for the payment of enrolling and engrossing clerks performing legislative work under his direction, and that the secretary of the Senate sball approve such vouchers and keep an account thereof. Before paying any voucher, the auditor of state shall require all vouchers to be approved by the secretary of the Senate or chief clerk of the House of Representatives.

The resolution was laid over, under the rules.

APPOINTMENTS. I desire to substitute the name of H. M. Washburn for that of C. L. Ridgeway, to be clerk of the Committee on Enrolled Bills.

F. W. SPONABLE, Chairman.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. The Committee on Labor make the following reports :

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Labor, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 97, An act concerning child labor, prohibiting the employment in factories, workshops and mines of persons under fourteen years of age, and regulating employment in other occupations or places of persons under sixteen years of age, 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 of the whole.

Also, Senate bill No. 60, An act in relation to the wages of clerks, mechanics, laborers, and servants, and to provide for the collection thereof, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that section 4 be amended to read: “This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book," and that it be passed as amended.

Also, Senate bill No. 103, An act to give a right of action against an employer for injuries resulting to his agents, employees, or servants, either from the employer's negligence or the negligence of

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