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Also, Senate bill No. 40, An act to authorize the establishment and maintenance of a high school in Stohrville township, in Harper county, Kansas, and to authorize the issuance of bonds for the erection or purchase of a school building, and to authorize the levy of taxes for the support and maintenance of said school.

Also, Senate bill No. 41, An act concerning the venue of certain actions, and to amend sections 50 and 55 of chapter 80, Laws of 1868, of “An act to establish a code of civil procedure," approved February 25, 1868, and to repeal section 63 of chapter 23, General Statutes of the State of Kansas, 1868.

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.

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."

Also, Senate bill No. 44, An act to require foreign life insurance companies to invest a portion of their gross receipts in Kansas securities.

Also, Senate bill No. 45, An act to vacate Frutcher's addition to the town of Bluff City, in Harper county, Kansas.

By Senator Stewart: Senate bill No. 46, An act for the protection of trade-marks.

Also ( by request ), Senate bill No. 47, An act to provide for the payment of certain union military scrip issued under the provisions of an act of the Legislature of 1867, and signed by Samuel J. Crawford, governor of Kansas, R. A. Barker, secretary of state, and Martin Anderson, treasurer of state.

By Senator Simons: Senate bill No. 48, An act to repeal chapter 182 of the Session Laws of 1901.

By Senator Buschow: Senate bill No. 49, An act to establish a county high school at Hill City, Graham county, Kansas.

By Senator Allen : Senate bill No. 50, An act to regulate the practice of dentistry, prescribing penalties for the violation thereof, and repealing chapter 123 of the Session Laws of 1885, chapter 152 of the Session Laws of 1887, and chapter 110 of the Session Laws of 1891..

By Senator Findlay : Senate bill No. 51,. An act authorizing the board of county commissioners of Barton county, Kansas, to build and construct a county jail and sheriff's residence at the city of Great Bend, and to provide for the payment of the cost thereof.

Also, Senate bill No. 52, An act amending section 5 of chapter 60 of the Session Laws of 1871.

Also, Senate bill No. 53, An act to provide for keeping certain statistical records by the register of deeds of Rice county, Kansas, and fixing the compensation therefor.

Also, Senate bill No. 54, An act in relation to the course of study in high schools in cities of the second class.

By Senator Branine: Senate bill No. 255, An act to vacate all that part of Clarke's third addition to the city of McPherson lying west of the Missouri Pacific railroad, and to restore said land to McPherson township, McPherson county, Kansas.

APPOINTMENTS.
I hereby appoint Mabel Householder my clerk.

M. A. HOUSEHOLDER.

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Senator Noftzger offered report on Senate resolution No. 17, as follows:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee appointed under Senate resolution No. 17 to apportion the various subjects contained in the governor's message to the appropriate committees desire to make the following report:

We recommend that so much of the governor's message as relates to agriculture and horticulture be referred to the Committee on Ag. riculture.

That so much of the message as relates to the amendment of the law relative to the Live-stock Sanitary Commission be referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

That so much of the message as relates to fish and game interests be referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

That so much of the message as relates to appropriations for the Live-stock Sanitary Commission be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

That so much of the message as relates to the handling of public funds be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

That so much of the message as relates to estimates of expenditures be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

That so much of the message as relates to educational institutions in general and as relates to the Western University, at Quindaro, be referred to the Committee on Educational Institutions.

That so much of the message as relates to educational interests, including the question of the educational exhibit at the St. Louis exposition, bé referred to the Committee on Education.

That so much of the message as relates to the State Board of Railroad Commissioners be referred to the Committee on Railroads.

That so much of the message as relates to the grain-inspection department be referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

That so much of the message as relates to the State Historical Society be referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

That so much of the message as relates to the twine plant at the penitentiary be referred to the Committee on Manufactures and Industrial Pursuits.

That so much of the message as relates to charitable institutions be referred to the Committee on Charitable Institutions.

That so much of the message as relates to the State Penitentiary, except that portion relating to the twine plant, be referred to the Committee on Penal Institutions.

That so much of the message as relates to Oklahoma prisoners be referred to the Committee on Penal Institutions.

That so much of the message as relates to the Kansas State Soldiers' Home be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and Claims.

That so much of the message as relates to the national guard be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs and Claims.

That so much of the message as relates to state banks be referred to the Committee on Banks and Banking.

That so much of the message as relates to requiring an accounting of moneys be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

That so much of the message as relates to the state accountant be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

That so much of the message as relates to assessment and taxation be referred to the Committee on Assessment and Taxation.

That so much of the message as relates to the Louisiana Purchase Centennial Exposition be referred to the Committee on Federal Relations.

That so much of the message as relates to the Bureau of Labor and Industry be referred to the Committee on Labor.

That so much of the message as relates to the free employment bureau be referred to the Committee on Labor.

That so much of the message as relates to public printing be referred to the Committee on Printing.

That so much of the message as relates to the state architect be referred to the Committee on Public Buildings.

That so much of the message as relates to the election law be referred to the Committee on Elections.

That so much of the message as relates to congressional apportionment be referred to the Committee on Congressional Apportionment.

That so much of the message as relates to oil inspection be referred to the Committee on Public Health.

That so much of the message as relates to the revision of insurance laws be referred to the Committee op Insurance.

T. A. NOFTZGER.
H. B. MILLER.
L. R. WRIGHT.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE. The sergeant-at-arms announces 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 adopted House concurrent resolution No. 2, Relating to joint session for the election of state printer. The resolution is herewith transmitted.

W. P. Mason, Chief Clerk. The resolution was concurred in by the Senate.

On motion of Senator Carpenter, Senate concurrent resolution No. 5 was recalled.

House concurrent resolution No. 2, by Mr. Barker, Fixing the hour for the meeting of the Legislature in joint session for the purpose of electing a state printer:

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Ransas, the Senate thereof concurring therein, That at twelve o'clock M., on Tuesday, the 20th day of January, 1903, the same being the third Tuesday in said month, that said Legislature meet in joint session, as required by law, for the election of a state printer.

The resolution was concurred in by the Senate.

Senator McMillan introduced Senate concurrent resolution No. 6, as follows:

Resolved by the Senate, the House concurring therein, That in consideration of the present coal famine, which prevails to a greater or less extent throughout the state, and the distress existing and likely to exist and increase from the same, that a committee of three members of the Senate and four members of the House be appointed to investigate the cause or causes of said coal famine, and, if possible, to locate the responsibility thereof.

That the committee shall be empowered to employ an expert stenographer, to summon witnesses and examine the same under oath, and enforce the attendance of the same, and to require the production of books and papers; and report their findings to the Legislature at the earliest possible date.

The resolution was laid over, under the rules.

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

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