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wick county, Kansas, 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. 88, An act relating to the admission of foreign trust companies to do a general trust-company business in this state, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be amended as follows:

In third line, section 1, after the word “relating,” add "to trust companies and.”

And as amended be passed. Hays B. WHITE, Chairman.

Senator Henley, chairman of the Committee on Corporations, offered the following reports :

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Corporations, to wbom was referred Senate bill No. 83, An act relating to domestic private corporations, 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. 130, An act authorizing private corporations to acquire, hold, improve, lease, rent, sell or exchange real estate in cities of the first class, and to act as agents for the purchase, lease, rent, sale or exchange of the properties of other corporations and individuals, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Scnate with the recommendation that it be passed. A. HENLEY, Chairman.

Senator Carpenter, chairman of the Committee on Railroads, offered the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 410, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed. Jno. C. CARPENTER, Chairman.

Senator Smith, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, offered the following reports :

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 426, An act to enble Morton county, Kansas, to construct and operate a telephone line and to issue the warrants or bonds of said county therefor, 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. 445, An act authorizing the Thayer Cemetery Association to convey its property to the city of Thayer and anthorizing said city to accept said conveyance and to pass or: dinances for the regulation, control and extension of the same for cemetery purposes, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 380, An act to amend section 282 of article 9 of chapter 31 of the General Statutes of 1868, entitled "An act relating to crimes and punishments,” and repealing said section, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 394, An act concerning co-operative societies, and repealing section 1454, 1455, 1456 and 1457 of chapter 23 of the General Statutes of 1901, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 361, An act relating to the printing of roports, and amending section 7335, General Statutes of 1901, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 383, An act to enable the guardian of an insane person or habitual drunkard to sell, convey or mortgage real estate of an insane person or habitual drunkard who is a married woman or a married man and who has not the property in her or his own right, and to amend section 1 of chapter 143 of the Laws of 1872, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommen. dation that it be not passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 415, An act to regulate the rate of interest upon money, to prohibit usury, and to provide penalties therefor, and repealing chapter 51 of the General Statutes of 1901, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be not paesed.

Also, Senate bill No. 413, An act to provide for a survey of township 14, range 28, and other congressional townships in Gove county, Kansas, and repealing all acts and parts of acts in confiict herewith, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 406, An act to authorize the maintenance of actions to cancel of record and quiet title to real estate as against the liens barred by the statute of limitation, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be not passed.

Also, House bill No. 76, An act legalizing certain ordinances and contracts of the city of Atchison and to provide for their enforcement (re-referred), and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill 381, An act authorizing the attorney-general and the board of commissioners of the school fund of the state of Kapsas to compromise the bonds indebtedness of school district No. 1 of Barber county, Kansas, to the permanent school fund, aud authorizing the state treasurer to deliver certain bonds to the attorney-general for such purpose, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be not passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 421, An act providing for the transfer of certain money from the general fund to the sinking-fund in Hodgeman county, and providing for the purchase of county bonds by the county commissioners of said county, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, House bill No. 272, An act authorizing the county commissioners of Linn county, Kansas, to construct and maintain a bridge across Big Sugar creek and appropriate money for the payment of the same, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 425, An act to enable Grant County, Kansas, to construct and operate a telephone line and to issue the warrants or bonds of said county therefor, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 428, An act to enable Stevens county, Kansas, to construct and operate a telephone line and to issue the warrants or bonds of said county therefor, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, House bill No. 266, An act to provide for the erection of a bridge across the Republican river between sections 32 and 38, in Lawrence township, in Cloud county, Kansas, north of Rice, Kan., and authorizing the board of county commissioners of said county to levy a tax and provide funds for the same, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 431, An act to enable Kingman 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 on said proposition, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 377, An act in relation to crimes and punishments, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 427, An act to enable Stanton county, Kansas, to construct and operate a telephone line and to issue the warrants and bonds of said county therefor, and instruct me to report the bill back to Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

F. DUMONT Smith, Chairman. Senator Chaney, chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, offered the following report:

Mr. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred Sepate bill No. 16, An act to provide for the transportation of discharged convicts from the place of confinement to the the county in which they were convicted, and making an appropriation to cover the expense, 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. 33, An act making appropriation for the State Soldiers' Home and Mother Bickerdyke Home, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1904, and June 30, 1905, and placing restrictions upon certain officers of said home, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be not passed, for the reason that a similar measure has been introduced by the Ways and Means Committee. Jno. T. CHANEY, Chairman.

Senator Simons, chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills, offered the following report :

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 242, An act to amend section 2, chapter 147, of the Session Laws of 1886, entitled "An act to authorize the establishment and maintenance of county high schools," and repealing said section 2 of the Session Laws of 1886;

Also, Sepate 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";

Also, 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, authorizing the collection of certain road tax by suit, and repealing paragraphs 6036, 6037, 6038, 6039, 6040, 6041 and 6042 of the General Statutes of 1901;

Also, Senate bill No. 234, An act to establish, at Pittsburg, Kan., an auxiliary manual-training school and making appropriation therefor;

Also, Senate bill No. 69, An act relating to the bonds of certain officers, and amending sections 1656, 1678, 1740 and 1791 of the General Statutes of 1901 ;

Also, Senate bill No. 108, An act to amend section 105, article 3, chapter 31, General Statutes 1868, reprinted as section 2051 of the General Statutes of 1889;

Also, Senate bill No. 46, An act for the protection of trade marks, and providing penalties for the violation of the same;

Have compared the engrossed copies with the original bills, and instruct me to report the bills back to the Senate correctly engrossed.

R. T. Simons, Acting Chairman.

THIRD READING OF BILLS. Senator Peterson moved to substitute House bill No. 4 for Senate bill No. 150.

The motion prevailed, and House bill No. 4, An act in relation to school-land sales and extension of maturity of school-land certificates, amending section 239, article 14, chapter 92, of the General Statutes of 1901, was read the third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called, with the following result: Yeas 30, nays 0; absent or not voting, 10.

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

Senators absent or not voting were: Allen, Chaney, Cubbison, Fitzpatrick, Fullington, King, Morrow, Noftzger, Pestana, and Stewart.

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

Senator McKnight moved that emergency be declared, the rules be suspended, and House bill No. 592 be placed on third reading.

The motion prevailed, and House bill No. 592, An act in relation to burial insurance, was read the third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called, with the following result : Yeas 31, nays 0; absent or not voting, 9.

Senators voting in favor of the passage of the bill were: Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter Codding, Conrad, Crum, Fitzpatrick, Fulton, Gabriel, Henley, Householder, Hurrel, Kennedy, King, McKnight, McMillan, Miller, Morehouse, Morrow, Noftzger, Peterson, Porter, Simons, Sponable. Stewart, Tapp, Vincent, Ward, White, Wright.

Senators absent or not voting were: Allen, Chaney, Cubbison, Findlay, Fullington, Leidy, Pestana, Smith, Wulfekuhler.

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 Buschow, emergency was declared, the rules were suspended, and Senate bill No. 49 was placed on third reading.

Senate bill No. 49, An act to establish a county high school at Hill City, Graham county, Kansas, was read the third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass ? the

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