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der its control are so manipulating or controlling the source of supply or the natural product and deposits or the prices of said oils to the people of the state so as to compel them to pay an unusual or unfairly high price for such gasoline or oils, or to use an inferior quality thereof, in comparison with the price and quality of oils and gasoline furnished to the people of other states equally favorably located as to the oil supply from natural resources.

Sixth. The amount of capital employed in the state of Kansas in the manufacture of oils and gasoline aside from that employed by said Standard Oil Company and companies controlled by it and the amount of capital by it so employed in the state.

Serenth. The feasibility and costs to the state of Kansas of engaging in the development of the oil deposits of the state and employing the convict and prison labor of the state in such enterprise.

Eighth. What legislation, if any, is needed in relation to the said Standard Oil Company or its methods in Kansas, or to secure better quality and grades of illuminating and lubricating oils and gasoline in the state and to cheapen the price thereof, and the development of the natural oil deposits of the state.

Ninth. Any other matter in the judgment of the said committee requiring legislation in relation to the use, cost, quality or character of the oils, gasoline or oil products used, sold or bandled within the state.

The resolution was laid over, under the rules.

Senator Noftzger introduced Senate concurrent resolution No. 23, as follows:

Resolved by the Senate, the llouse concurring therein, That icasmuch as it appears that the committee appointed under Senate concurrent resolution No. 6 will not be able to complete their investigations within the time provided by the resolution, the time mentioned in such resolution within which such committee shall report their findings to the Legislature is hereby extended for a period of ten days from the expiration of such time. The resolution was adopted.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE. The sergeant-at-arms announced the following messages from the House, by its chief clerk:

MR. PRESIDENT: I am directed by the House to inform the Senate that the House has passed House bill No. 18, An act in relation to the competency of husband and wife to testify in action for divorce or alimony or both, and to repeal chapter 125, Laws of 1897.

Also, passed House bill No. 137, An act to amend section 6, chapter 68, of the General Statutes of Kansas of 1901, relating to the reloase of mortgages, and repealing said original section.

Also, passed House bill No. 187, An act in relation to the transfer of real estate, and amendatory of section 3, chapter 145, of the Laws of 1877, being paragraph 1237 of the General Statutes of 1901.

Also, passed House bill No. 291, An act to prohibit blackmailing and providing punishment therefor.

Also, passed House bill No. 40, An act to repeal chapter 182 of the Session Laws of 1901.

Also, passed House joint resolution No. 4, In relation to Okla homa prisoners. The bills and resolution are transmitted herewith.

W. P. Mason, Chief Clerk. MR. PRESIDENT: I am directed by the House to inform the Senate that the House has refused to recede from amendment to Senate bill No. 127, and asks for conference committee. The bill is transmitted herewith.

W. P. Mason, Chief Clerk. Senator Chaney moved that there be a conference committee named in reference to Senate bill No. 127.

The motion prevailed.

The chair appointed Senators Chaney and Leidy members of conference committee.

MR. PRESIDENT: I am directed by the House to inform the Senate that the House has adopted Senate concurrent resolution No. 21, Relating to committee appointed to investigate the International Harvester Machine Company of North America.

Also, adopted House concurrent resolution No. 11, Relating to the Panama canal treaty now pending in the United States Senate.

Also, adopted House concurrent resolution No. 12, Relating to Cuban reciprocity.

Also, adopted House concurrent resolution No. 13, Relating to furnishing supreme court reports to the State Normal School, State University, and Agricultural College. The resolutions are transmitted herewith.

W. P. Mason, Chief Clerk. THIRD READING OF BILLS. The following bills were read the third time:

Senate bill No. 15, An act to amend section 150 of chapter 37 of the General Statutes of 1868, entitled “An act respecting executors and administrators and the settlement of the estates of deceased persons."

The question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called, with the following result : Yeas 35, nays 0; absent or not voting, 5.

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

Senators absent or not voting were : Chaney, Cubbison, Fitzpatrick, Fullington, and Vincent.

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

Senate bill No. 62, An act to define and regulate the practice of optometry and for the creation of a board of examiners in optometry.

The question being, Shall the bill pass? the roll was called with the following result: Yeas 29, nays 0; absent or not voting, 11.

Senators voting in favor of the passage of the bill were: Allen, Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Chaney, Codding, Crum, Findlay, Fulton, Gabriel, Henley, Householder, Kennedy, Leidy, McKnight, Miller, Morehouse, Peterson, Simons, Smith, Sponable, Stewart, Tapp, Vincent, Ward, White, Wright, and Wulfekuhler.

Senators absent or not voting were: Conrad, Cubbison, Fitzpatrick, Fullington, Hurrel, King, McMillan, Morrow, Noftzger, Pestana, and Porter.

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

On motion of Senator Simons, the Senate adjourned until two o'clock P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, KAN.,

February 4, 1903— 2 o'clock P. 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,

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Kennedy, King, Leidy, McKnight, McMillan, Miller,
Morehouse, Morrow, Noftzger, Pestana, Porter, Simons,
Smith, Sponable, Stewart, Tapp, Vincent, Ward, White,
Wright and Wulfekuhler.
Absent: Senators Cubbison, Fullington, and Peterson.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE.
The sergeant-at-arms announced a message from the
House, by its chief clerk:

MR. PRESIDENT: I am directed by the House to inform the Senate that the House has appointed the following conference committee on the part of the lIouse on Senate bill No. 127: Messrs. Evans, of Lyon, Speer, of Johnson, and Beeson, of Ford.

W. P. Mason, Chief Clerk. THIRD READING OF BILLS. The following bills were read the third time:

Substitute for Senate bill No. 63, An act to provide for suits against the state of Kansas.

The question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called, with the following result: Yeas 11, nays 20; absent or not voting 9.

Senators voting in favor of the passage of the bill were: Carpenter, Codding, Findlay, Fulton, McKnight, More. house, Pestana, Porter, Smith, Tapp, Wright.

Senators voting in the negative were: Allen, Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Crum, Gabriel, Henley, Householder, Hurrel, Kennedy, King, Miller, Morrow, Peterson, Simons, Sponable, Stewart, Vincent, Ward, Wulfekuhler.

Senators absent or not voting: Chaney, Conrad, Cubbison, Fitzpatrick, Fullington, Leidy, McMillan, Noftzger, White. A constitutional majority not having voted in favor of

of the bill, the bill was lost. Senate bill No. 100, An act to create a board of examiners and regulate the business of plumbing.

On motion of Senator Branine, the words "in cities of 7000 population or more” were inserted after the word “plumbing," in second line of section 1 of said bill.

The question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called, with the following result : Yeas 23, nays 5; absent or not voting, 12.

the passage

Senators voting in favor of the passage of the bill were: Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Codding, Findlay, Fulton, Gabriel, Householder, Hurrel, McKnight, Miller, Morehouse, Morrow, Peterson, Porter, Simons, Sponable, Stewart, Tapp, Vincent, Wright, and Wulfekuhler.

Senators voting in the negative were : Allen, Crum, Kennedy, King, and Ward.

Senators absent or not voting were: Chaney, Conrad, Cubbison, Fitzpatrick, Fullington. Henley, Leidy, McMillan, Noftzger, Pestana, Smith, and White.

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

Senate bill No. 94, An act to legalize certain acts and votes.

The question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called, with the following result: Yeas 29, nays 0; absent or not noting, 11.

Senators voting in favor of the passage of the bill were: Allen, Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Codding, Crum, Findlay, Fulton, Gabriel, Householder, Hurrel, Kennedy, King, McKnight, Miller, Morehouse, Morrow, Pestana, Peterson, Simons, Sponable, Stewart, Tapp, Vincent, Ward, White, Wright, Wulfekuhler.

Senators absent or not voting were : Chaney, Conrad, Cubbison, Fitzpatrick, Fullington, Henley, Leidy, McMillan, Noftzger, Porter, Smith.

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

Senate bill No. 59, An act authorizing the board of county commissioners of Finney county, Kansas, to issue bonds for the purpose of funding the outstanding warrants existing against said county prior to January 15, 1903.

The question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called, with the following result: Yeas 32, nays 0; absent or not voting, 8.

Senators voting in favor of the passage of the bill were: Allen, Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Chaney, Codding, Crum, Fulton, Gabriel, Householder, Hurrel, Kennedy, King, Leidy, McKnight, Miller, Morehouse,

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