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ment and furnishing of a county building for a court-house and county-office building in Neosho county, Kansas; the purchase or condemnation of a site therefor; providing means to pay for the erection, equipment and furnishing of said building and to pay for said site, and authorizing the sale or leasing of the present county building and court-house of said county.

Referred to Committee on Cities of the Second and Third Class.

House bill No. 57, An act to enable the city of Abilene to levy special taxes to construct sewers outside of the city.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary.

House bill No. 11, An act relating to fees and salaries of probate judges of the counties of Saline and Dickinson, in the state of Kansas, and to repeal section 14 of chapter 141 of the Session Laws of 1899, and all acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith.

Referred to Committee on Fees and Salaries.

House bill No. 10, An act to authorize and enable school district number 36, situated in Saline county, Kansas, to levy and collect an additional tax to pay certain improvement indebtedness now.owing by said district. Referred to Committee on Education.

CONSIDERATION OF MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE. Senator Chaney moved that the Senate do not concur in the amendment of Senate bill No. 127 offered by the House.

The roll was called, with the following result; Yeas 31, nays 0; absent or not voting, 6.

Senators voting in favor of the motion were: Allen, Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Chaney, Codding, Con. rad, Crum, Fulton, Gabriel, Henley, Householder. Hurrel, Kennedy, King, Leidy, McKnight, McMillan, Miller, Morehouse, Morrow, Noftzger, Pestana, Peterson, Simons, Sponable, Stewart, Tapp, Vincent, Ward, White, Wright, and Wulfekuhler.

Senators absent or not voting were: Cubbison, Findlay, Fitzpatrick, Fullington, Porter, and Smith,

A constitutional majority having voted in favor of the motion, the motion prevailed.

REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES. Senator Smith, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, offered the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 60, An act in relation to the wages of clerks, mechanics, laborers, and servants, and provide for the collection thereof, 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 it conflicts with the fourteenth amendment of the federal constitution.

Also, Senate bill No. 262, An act to amend section 78 of chapter 80 of the code of civil procedure, the same being paragraph 4512 of the General Statutes of the state of Kansas of the year 1901, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be pot passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 276, An act to amend section 49 of chapter 80 of the General Statutes of 1901, and repealing said original section 49 and 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 passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 270, An act prescribing the manner in which county surveyors shall establish permanent lines and monuments for land corners and prescribing the penalty for removing, destroying or defacing any government monument or witness, or any monument or witness established by a county surveyor, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 260, An act to amend section 1 of chapter 275 of the Session Laws of 1901, entitled “An act authorizing and enabling courts of record, or judges thereof, to sign and settle bills of exceptions in civil or criminal cases in court or at chambors, as the case may be, and to extend the time for signing and settling the same beyond the term, in the same manner as provided by law for extending the time for settling a case-made, and providing for a suspension of sentence in criminal cases during the time given for the preparation of bills of exceptions,” and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 254, An act to amend sections 6424, 6425, and 6126, General Statutes of Kansas of 1901, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 123, An act to amend section 1, chapter 134, Session Laws 1901, providing for the appointment of stenographers by county attorneys, fixing the salary and providing for the payment thereof and prescribing their duties, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 290, An act permitting D. W. Sheeler to avail himself of the provisions of section 2, chapter 174, of the Session Laws of 1887, being section 6681 of the Statutes of 1901, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Also, Senate bill No. 274, An act to provide for the indeterminate sentence of persons convicted of certain felonies, for the termination of such sentences and the release of such persons, defining the duties of the directors and warden of the Penitentiary in relation thereto, and repealing section 5686 of the General Statutes of 1901, and all other 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 passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 285, An act to amend sections land 3, chapter 209, of the Session Laws of 1895, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Sedate bill No. 26, An act to amend section 639 of the code of civil procedure of the state of Kansas, being paragraph 5132 of the General Statutes of the state of Kansas, 1901, relating to divorce, and repealing said original section, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 299, An act to prohibit blackmailing and providing punishment therefor, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 288, An act prescribing a rule for the determination of the residence of voters who are officers or employees of this state or any municipal subdivision thereof, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be not passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 277, An act authorizing the board of county commissioners of Gray 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. 275, An act amending chapter 127 of the Laws of 1901, and repealing such original chapter, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be pot passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 269, An act to amend section 15 of article 2 of chapter 31 of the General Statutes of Kansas of 1901, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

F. Dumont Smith, Chairman. Senator Buschow, chairman of the Committee on Federal Relations, offered the following reports:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Federal Relations, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 142, An act to prevent and punish the desecration of the flag of the United States, have bad the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be printed and placed on calendar without recommendation.

Also, Senate concurrent resolution No. 2, Relating to appointment of Hon. W. A. Harris a member of the Isthmian Canal Commission, and instruct me to report the resolution back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 17, An act making certified copies of the United States government patents, certified to by the proper officer of the United States, at Washington, D. C., as true copies of the original patents issued, competent as evidence and conclusive proof of title as therein shown, and instruct me to report tho bili back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

CHARLES Buschow, Chairman. Senator Codding, chairman of the Committee on State Affairs, offered the following reports:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on State Affairs, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 229, An act creating a board of insurance commissioners and prescribivg the power, duties and authority thereof, and prescribing penalties for the 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 not passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 160, An act relating to the salary of the state superintendent of public instruction, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 96, An act providing for the appointment of chief examiner of stationary engineers and firemen and defining their duties, and relating to the licensing of stationary engineers and firemen, in the interest of the public safety, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed, with the following amendment: By adding to the sixth line of section 4, "except boilers used on thrashing.engines and those used in running corn-shellers and shredders.”

Also, Senate bill No. 161, An act for the protection of trade-marks, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 116, An act to provide for fire-escapes, fire protection, and for the regulation of sanitary conditions of hotels, restaurants, and boarding houses, and for punishment 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 referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Also, Senate bill No. 95, An act relating to suretyship upon the bonds of state officers and employees, and the officers of any county, city, township, school district or board of education within this state, and providing for the payment of the costs thereof, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 121, An act providing for the licensing of practicing auctioneers, creating a board of examiners, defining its powers and duties, and providing compensation for the members thereof, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be not passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 244, An act in relation to the giving of bonds by public officers, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

J. K. CODDING, Chairman. Senator Stewart, chairman of the Committee on Roads and Bridges, offered the following reports :

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Roads and Bridges, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 238, being An act providing for the drainage of swamps, bottom or other low lands in Coffey county, 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. 203, being an act authorizing the board of county commissioners of Lyon county to build a bridge across the Cottonwood river, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 223, being An act in relation to automobiles and motor vehicles, regulating their speed and operation on public highways, providing for their proper equipment, and requiring the owners of such vehicles to register with the secretary of state, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed. SAMUEL J. STEWART, ('hairman.

Senator Porter, chairman of the Committee on Mines and Mining, offered the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Mines and Mining, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 11, An act relating to the mining of coal, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

E. F. PORTER, Chairman. Senator Fulton, chairman of the Committee on Banks and Banking, offered the following reports;

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Banks and Banking, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 13, entitled “An act to amend section 2 of chapter 407 of the Laws of 1901, entitled . An act relating to trust companies, defining their powers and duties, providing for their management control and supervision, and providing penalties

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