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Conferees on the part of the House are Messrs. Nation, Hill, Hayden, Kinkel, Hutcheson, Adams of Butler, and Jenks.

W. P. Mason, Chief Clerk. The chair named as Senate conference committee on Senate bill No. 114, the following senators: Messrs. Smith, Fitzpatrick, Peterson, and Vincent.

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

TOPEKA, February 4, 1903. To the Senate : I have this day received and approved the following Senate bills:

No. 8, An act to provide for instruction in industrial training in the schools of the state, permitting and fixing levies therefor, providing for state aid thereto and making appropriation for such aid.

No. 525, An act fixing the salary of the county commissioners of Lyon county, Kansas, and repealing all acts or parts of acts in conflict herewith.

No. 526, An act to authorize the township board of Americus township, Lyon county, Kansas, to issue bonds for the purpose of · raising a fund to prospect for gas, oil, coal and other minerals in said township.

No. 585, An act relating to the fees and salary of the clerk of district court of Graham county, Kansas.

No. 611, An act relating to the fees and salary of the sheriff of Saline county, Kansas.

No. 613, An oct relating to the fees and salary of sheriff of Cloud county, Kansas.

No. 623, An act to amend section 1 of chapter 169 of the Session Laws of 1901, being “An act to amend sections 7, 10 and 16 of chạpter 130 of the Session Laws of Kansas of 1899, relating to a city court in Wichita city township, Sedgwick county, Kansas, and to repeal said original section 1.”

No. 625, An act authorizing the board of county commissioners of Lyon county to pay a certain sum of money to the under-sheriff of Lyon county.

No. 626, An act relating to the fees and salary of the sheriff of Stafford county, Kangas.

No. 629, An act relating to fees and salary of the sheriff of Sedg. wick county, state of Kansas.

No. 634, An act authorizing the board of county commissioners of Douglas county to levy and collect a tax upon the taxable property of the county for the purpose of equipping and furnishing the county court-house.

No. 638, An act relating to the fees and salary of the sheriff of Ellis county, Kapsas.

No. 641, An act relating to the fees and salary of the sheriff of Pottawatomie county, state of Kansas.

No. 648, An act to repeal chapter 261 of the Session Laws of Kapsas of 1899, relating to levy of taxes in the city of Independence, Kan.

No. 653, An act to enable the town of Dwight, in Morris county, Kansas, to incorporate and organize as a city of the third class.

No. 655, An act authorizing the board of education of the city of Olathe, Johnson county, Kansas, to issue bonds to refund its floating indebtedness and prescribing the conditions of such issue.

No. 657, An act in relation to the establishment of a county high school in Douglas county, Kansas.

No. 659, An act concerning the office of probate judge in Kingman county, and designating the place within the county-seat where the probate judge may hold his office.

No. 660, An act to change the name of Tru Thornton, of Montgomery county, Kansas, to Tru Heckman, and declaring her the adopted daughter and legal heir of David Heckman and Emma A. Hechman, his wife.

No. 661, An act to change the name of Hattie M. Buck to Hattie M. Burke.

No. 607, An act relating to deputy hire for the sheriff of Graham county, Kansas.

W. J. BAILEY, Governor. House concurrent resolution No. 25 was read, as follows:

WHEREAS, The enactment of unseen providence has removed from this life the mother of the honorable speaker of the House of Representatives: therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concur. ring therein, That we hereby express to the Hon. J. T. Pringle our profound sympathy in this his hour of sore bereavement; be it further

Resolved, That this resolution be spread upon the Journals of the Senate and House of Representatives and that an engrossed copy of the same be presented to the Hon. J. T. Pringle.

The resolution was adopted by the Senate.

Senator Porter introduced Senate joint resolution No. 3, as follows:

WHEREAS, Our state has been honored by governmental provision for the construction of a 13,000 ton battle-ship to be pamed “Kansas":

Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Kansas, That the governor be and he is hereby authorized to procure and present to the “Kansas" a silver set, and that the sum of $1500, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated therefor.

On motion of Senator Porter, an emergency was de

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clared, the rules suspended, and Senate joint resolution No. 3 was placed on second reading.

Senate joint resolution No. 3 was read a second time, and referred to Committee on Ways and Means.

Senator Sponable moved that Senate bill No. 346 be stricken from the Calendar.

The motion prevailed.

Senator Hurrel moved that Senate bill No. 361 be stricken from the Calendar. The motion prevailed.

THIRD READING OF BILLS. Senator Leidy requested that Senate bill No. 376 be passed over at this time.

The request was granted.

House bill No. 315, An act to provide for the extermination of prairie-dogs, prescribing additional duties for the township trustees, and for the levy and collection of a tax for the purpose of carrying this act into effect, was read the third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called, with the following result : Yeas 28, nays 0); absent or not voting, 12.

Senators voting in favor of the passage of the bill were: Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Codding, Crum, Findlay, Fulton, Gabriel, Householder, Hurrel, Kennedy, King, Leidy, McKnight, McMillan, Morehouse, Noftzger, Pestana, Peterson, Porter, Simons, Smith, Sponable, Stewart, Tapp, Vincent, and Ward.

Senators absent or not voting were: Allen, Chaney, Conrad, Cubbison, Fitzpatrick, Fullington, Henley, Miller, Morrow, White, Wright, and Wulfekuhler.

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. 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, was read the third time.

Senator Noftzger moved to amend section 1, line 6, by inserting after the word "shall” the word "each.”

The amendment was adopted.

The question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called, with the following result : Yeas 38, nays 0; absent or not voting, 2.

Senators voting in favor of the passage of the bill were: Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Chaney, Codding, Conrad, Crum, Cubbison, 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.

Senators absent or not voting were: Allen and Fullington.

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

Senator Kennedy moved that the rules be suspended, and that House bill No. 658 be placed on third reading at this time.

Senator Ward moved to amend Senator Kennedy's motion by adding House bills Nos. 142, 658 and 823.

The amendment prevailed, and the original motion as adopted prevailed.

House bill No. 658 was read the third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass? the roll was called with the following result: Yeas 38, nays 0; absent or not voting, 2.

Senators voting in favor of the passage of the bill were: Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Chaney, Codding, Conrad, Crum, Cubbison, 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.

Senators absent or not voting were: Allen and Fullington.

A constitutional majority having voted in favor of the passage of the bill, the bill passed, and the title was agreed to. Senator Porter asked to have Senate bill No. 228 passed over at this time.

House bill No. 955, An act concerning foreign private corporations, was read the third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called, with the following result: Yeas 10, nays 16; absent or not voting, 14.

Senators voting in favor of the passage of the bill were: Branine, Carpenter, Codding, Henley, Householder, McKnight, Noftzger, Peterson, Simons, and Vincent.

Senators voting in the negative were: Buschow, Caldwell, Chaney, Crum, Findlay, Fulton, Gabriel, Hurrel, Kennedy, King, McMillan, Morehouse, Morrow, Pestana, Smith, and Sponable.

Senators absent or not voting were : Allen, Conrad, Cubbison, Fitzpatrick, Fullington, Leidy, Miller, Porter, Stewart, Tapp, Ward, White, Wright, and Wulfekuhler.

A constitutional majority having voted against the passage of the bill, the bill did not pass.

Senator Smith served notice on the Senate that he would make a motion to reconsider the vote by which Senate bill No. 955 was lost.

House bill No. 260, An act to amend section 149 of chapter 36 of the General Statutes of 1901, relating to the printing and distribution of ballots, was read the third time.

On motion of Senator Carpenter, House bill No. 260 was passed over for the time being,

House bill No. 658, An act to amend sections 7, 26, 31, 37, 41, 46 and 64 of chapter 353 of the Session Laws of 1901, being an act relating to charities and charitable and reformatory institutions, repealing said original sections, also sections 44 and 45 of said act, was read the third time.

Senator Householder moved to amend section 4, line 22, House bill No. 658, by striking out the word “may” and inserting the word "shall."

The motion prevailed.

The question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called, with the following result: Yeas 26, nays 0; absent or not voting, 14.

Senators voting in favor of the passage of the bill were:

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