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some of his other employees, servants, or agents, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith, 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. 78, An act to provide for the safety of workmen on buildings and prescribing penalty for the violation of the provisions of this act, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Jas. W. Tapp, Chairman. Senator Smith, chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, offered the following reports:

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.

Also, Senate bill No. 24, An act for the relief of Fred A. Rolfs, 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.

Also, Senate bill No. 74, An act to amend section 20, chapter 52, of the General Statutes of 1897, the same being section 13 of chapter 36 of the General Statutes of 1868, relating to the conduct of elections where votes of challenged and sworn persons are rejected by the election judges, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be referred to the Committee on Elections.

Also, Senate bill No. 42, An act to amend section 3 of chapter 25 of the Session Laws of 1895, as amended by chapter 194 of the Session Laws of 1901, and to repeal chapter 194 of the Session Laws of 1901, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be referred to the Committee on Charitable Institutions.

Also, Senate bill No. 67, An act for the relief of G. L. Matthews, 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.

Also, Senate bill No. 22, An act for the relief of Fant A. Snell, 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.

Also, Senate bill No. 51, An act authorizing the board of county commissioners of Barton county to build a jail and sheriff's residence and to provide for the cost thereof, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 56, An act to enable Peters township, in Kingman county, Kansas, to erect a township hall, furnishing and locating the same, and conferring power on the township board to issue bonds to pay for the same, and provide for an election upon petition to vote upon said proposition, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 59, An act authorizing the board of county commissioners of Finpey county, Kansas, to issue bonds for the purpose of funding the outstanding warrants existing against said county prior to January 15, 1903, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 2, An act to change the names of persons therein named, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 43, An act to repeal chapter 137, Laws of Kansas, 1901, entitled "An act concerning the election of a county printer in Barber county, Kansas, prescribing his duties and compensation, and repealing all acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act,” and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 48, An act to repeal chapter 182 of the Session Laws of 1901, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 75, An act regulating the practice in divorce cases, and providing for the appointment of an attorney to appear in behalf of the absent defendant, and for the compensation of such attorney, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be amended by striking out all after the word, “collected," in section 3, and passed as amended.

F. DUMONT SMITH, Chairman. Senator Noftzger moved that the Senate take a recess until five minutes before twelve o'clock.

The motion prevailed.

At twelve M. the president of the Senate announced that the time fixed by the constitution of the United States for the election of United States senator had arrived.

Senator Allen moved that no nominating speeches be made.

Motion prevailed.
The president directed the secretary to call the roll.
The roll was called.

Senators voting for Chester I. Long were : Allen, Branine, Buschow, Carpenter, Chaney, Codding, Conrad,

Crum, Findlay, Fitzpatrick, Fulton, Henley, Hurrel, Kennedy, McKnight, Miller, Morehouse, Morrow, Noftzger, Pestana, Porter, Simons, Smith, Sponable, Stewart, Tapp, Vincent, Ward, White, and Wulfekuhler.

The senators voting for W. A. Harris were: Caldwell, Gabriel, Householder, King, McMillan, and Wright.

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

The president announced the result of the vote as follows: Whole number of votes cast 36, of which Chester I. Long received 30, and W. A. Harris received 6, and the president instructed the secretary to so record the vote.

On motion of Senator Noftzger, the Senate adjourned until ten o'clock to-morrow morning.

TENTH DAY.

MORNING SESSION.
SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, Kan.,

January 28, 1903—10 o'clock A. M. The Senate convened pursuant to adjournment; Lieut.. gov. D. J. Hanna in the chair.

The roll was called.

Present: Senators 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, Stewart, Tapp, Vincent, Ward, White, Wright, and Wulfekuhler.

Absent: Senators Cubbison and Fullington.
The invocation was offered by chaplain.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.
Senator McKnight presented Senate petition No. 9, as
follows:
To the Senate and House of Representatives of Kansas:

WHEREAS, It is believed that a large majority of the legal voters of Kansas are decidedly in favor of the amendment to the state constitution prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors, and are opposed to the resubmission of the same :

Therefore, we, the undersigned legal voters and petitioners, irrespective of party, of Maple Hill, county of Waba unsee, state of Kansas, petition your honorable body to vote and use your influence against any measure endangering said amendment or the enforcement of the laws passed in pursuance of said amendment.

Signed by David Stewart and twenty-five others.
Referred to Committee on Temperance.

Senator Householder presented Senate petition No. 10, as follows: To the honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the state

of Kansas:

We respectfully ask the honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Kansas that section 2069, Revised Statutes

of 1901, providing what shall constitute grand larceny, should be amended so as to include all domestic fowls, wheat, oats, potatoes, cured, fresh or salt meat or canned goods of any description, lard or butter and harness or saddles, without regard to the value thereof. It has become the practice of what is known as “petty thieves” to steal just enough of the domestic fowls to be below the twenty.dollar mark, leaving it petty larceny instead of grand larceny, making their trips frequent; so that a law of this kind becomes a necessity.

Signed by J. W. Wright and thirty-seven others.
Referred to Judiciary Committee.

Senator Householder introduced Senate petition No. 11, as follows:

To the honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Kansas:

We respectfully ask the honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Kansas that section 2069, Revised Statutes of 1901, providing what shall constitute grand larceny, should be amended so as to include all domestic fowls, wheat, oats, potatoes, cured, fresh or salt meat or canned goods of any description, lard or butter and harness or saddles, without regard to the value thereof. It has become the practice of what is known as “petty thieves" to steal just enough of the domestic fowls to be below the twenty-dollar mark, leaving it petty larceny instead of grand larceny, making their trips frequent; so that a law of this kind becomes a necessity.

Signed by W. H. Shaffer and forty-three others.
Referred to Judiciary Committee.

Senator Carpenter presented Senate resolution No. 12, as follows: To the Senate and House of Representatives of Kansas:

WHEREAS, It is believed that a large majority of the legal voters of Kansas are decidedly in favor of the amendment to the state constitution prohibiting the sale and manufacture of intoxicating liquors and are opposed to the resubmission of the same:

Therefore, we the undersigned legal voters and petitioners, irrespective of party, of Chanute, county of Neosho, state of Kansas, petition your honorable body to vote and use your influence against any measure endangering said amendment or the enforcement of the laws passed in pursuance of said amendment.

Signed by B. F. Clark and fifty-one others.
Referred to Committee on Temperance.

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