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Senator Cooke moved that the consideration of Senate bill No. 34 be deferred; that the bill be engrossed and retain its place on the calendar.

INTRODUCTION OF MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Senator McTaggart introduced Senate resolution No. 45, and moved its adoption.

The resolution was read, and is as follows:

Resolved, That the secretary of state be authorized to furnish an United States flag to be placed upon the president's stand.

The resolution was adopted.

CORRECTION AND APPROVAL OF JOURNAL.

The journal of Friday was approved.

CONSIDERATION OF MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. Senate concurrent resolution No. 4 was read, and is as follows:

Be it resolved by the Senate of Kansas, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That a joint committee composed of three senators, to be appointed by the president of the Senate, and of five representa. tives, to be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives for the purpose of investigating the amount and character of the securities now held by the permanent school fund of the state, to report the cash value of such securities, and to recommend such steps as may be deemed advisable to fix the responsibility for illegal investments, to collect doubtful securities, and to suggest such necessary legislation as will guard investments in the future.

Such committee shall have the power and is hereby authorized to sit after the adjournment of this present session of the legislature. It shall report to the special session of the legislature to be held under the provisions of the constitution in 1896, or to the present session if pos sible. It shall have the power to swear witnesses, summon persons before it, and make a thorough investigation of the matters herein referred to. It shall have power to appoint a clerk, who shall be a competent stenographer, and, if necessary, a sergeant-at-arms.

The members of said committee and the employés thereof shall receive, in full compensation for their services, the per diem pay of members of the legislature for the time actually engaged in such investigation and their actual expenses, to be paid upon certified vouchers therefor.

Senator Cooke moved to amend the resolution by making the committee read two members of the Senate and three of the House. The motion did not prevail.

The question being upon the adoption of the resolution, a vote was had, and the resolution was adopted.

Joint resolution No. 8, To submit to the people a proposition to amend the constitution, was read the second time and referred the Committee on Judiciary.

House concurrent resolution No. 5 was read, and is as follows:

To the United States Congress, in the Interest of Irrigation on the Great Plains:

WHEREAS, the experience of settling the great-plains country has demonstrated a remarkably fertile soil, but a deficiency of water for agricultural purposes; and

WHEREAS, The annual rise of the Missouri river causes great damage in the lower valleys, entailing great loss of property and the expenditure of vast sums of money by the government to prevent damage by overflow: therefore, be it

Resolved, by the House of Representatives of the State of Kansas, the Senate concurring therein, That the Congress of the United States be requested to cause to be made a thorough scientific survey, to ascertain the feasibility of constructing a great national canal, to be utilized in carrying off the flood waters of said river, from some point near the base of the mountains, and utilizing the same for irrigation purposes on the great plains.

The resolution was concurred in.

House concurrent resolution No. 10 was read, and is as follows: WHEREAS, The stability of a republican form of government rests upon the intelligence, morality and judgment and wishes of a sovereign people; and

WHEREAS, We believe the growing demand of American people to limit the term of office of President and vice president of the United States to one term, and to extend said term of office to six years, and said President and vice president be elected by a direct vote of the people; therefore,

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein, That we demand of our senators and congressmen from Kansas in the Congress of the United States work for an amendment to the constitution of the United States as herein amended.

Senator Sterne moved to strike out the word "six," in line 7 and insert the word "four." The amendment was adopted.

Senator Carpenter moved to amend by striking out the word "demand," in line 4, and insert, "we instruct our senators and request our representatives."

Senator Danner moved to amend the resolution so as to read, "two terms of four years each." The motion did not prevail.

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The resolution was adopted as amended.

Senator Dillard moved that the Senate go into committee of the whole, for consideration of Senate bill No. 4.

Senator Dennison moved to amend, to go into the committee of the whole for the consideration of bills on the calendar. The amendment was adopted.

Pending the original motion as amended, Senator O'Bryan moved that when the Senate adjourn it adjourn until 10 o'clock A. M., Monday.

Senator Leeds moved to amend, that when the Senate adjourn it adjourn until 2 o'clock P. M., Monday. A roll call was demanded.

The roll was called, with the following result: Yeas 7, nays 25. Senators voting in favor of the amendment were: Messrs. Bowling, Brown, Carpenter, Leeds, O'Bryan, Sterne, and True.

Senators voting in the negative were: Messrs. Armstrong, Baldwin, Cooke, Danner, Dennison, Dillard, Dumbauld, Forney, Helm, Helmick, Householder, Jumper, King, Landis, McTaggart, Metcalf, Morgan, Reid, Reilly, Robbins, Scott, Senn, Shearer, Smith, and Taylor.

Senators absent or not voting were: Messrs. Baker, Leedy, Parker, Price, Rogers, Thacher, Willcockson, and Williamson. A majority not having voted in favor of the amendment, the amendment was not adopted.

The question recurring upon the original motion, a roll call was demanded.

The roll was called, with the following result: Yeas 15, nays 16. Senators voting in favor of the motion were: Messrs. Bowling, Brown, Carpenter, Danner, Dennison, Helmick, Leeds, McTaggart, Metcalf, O'Bryan, Reilly, Robbins, Scott, Sterne, and True.

Senators voting in the negative were: Messrs. Armstrong, Baldwin, Cooke, Dillard, Dumbauld, Forney, Helm, Householder, King, Landis, Morgan, Reid, Senn, Shearer, Smith, and Taylor.

Senators absent or not voting were: Messrs. Baker, Jumper, Leedy, Parker, Price, Rogers, Thacher, Willcockson, and Williamson.

A majority not having voted in favor of the motion, the motion did not prevail.

The question being upon the motion of Senator Dillard, as amended by Senator Dennison, a roll call was demanded.

The roll was called, with the following result: Yeas 22, nays 9. Senator voting in favor of the motion as amended were: Messrs. Armstrong, Baldwin, Bowling, Cooke, Danner, Dennison, Dillard, Forney, Helm, Householder, Jumper, King, Landis, Metcalf, Morgan, Robbins, Scott, Senn, Shearer, Smith, Sterne, and Taylor.

Senators voting in the negative were: Messrs. Brown, Carpenter, Dumbauld, Leeds, McTaggart, O'Bryan, Reid, Reilly, and True.

Senators absent or not voting were: Messrs. Baker, Helmick, Leedy, Parker, Price, Rogers, Thacher, Willcockson, and Williamson.

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

Senator True was granted leave of absence until Monday at 4 o'clock P. M.

Senator McTaggart was granted leave of absence until Monday noon.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE.

The Senate went into the committee of the whole, with Senator Dillard in the chair.

After some time spent therein, the committee arose, and through its chairman submitted the following report:

MB. PRESIDENT: The committee of the whole Senate have had under consideration substitute for Senate bill No. 28, An act to prohibit gambling, and repealing section 2380 of general statutes of 1889, and report progress, and ask leave to sit again.

The report was agreed to.

W P. DILLARD, Chairman.

By unanimous consent Senator Helmick, chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs and Claims, submitted the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Military Affairs and Claims, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 171, An act fixing the charges to be paid to railroads for transporting the Kansas national guard or the Kansas reserve militia, and stores, horses, ammunition, equipments and baggage of the same, the terms of transporting the same, and prescribing a penalty for the violation of said act, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be printed and referred to the committee of the whole. J. HELMICK Chairman.

On motion, the Senate adjourned until 2 o'clock P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

SENATE CHAMBER,

TOPEKA, KAS., January 26, 1895. 2 o'clock P. M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment; the president in the chair.

The roll was called; 29 members present, being a quorum of the Senate.

Absent: Senators Armstrong, Baker, Dumbauld, Leedy, McTaggart, Parker, Price, Thacher, True, Willcockson, and Williamson.

Senator O'Bryan was granted leave of absence for the after

noon.

Senator Metcalf was granted leave of absence until 11 o'clock Monday.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE.

Senator Reed moved that the Senate go into committee of the whole for the consideration of bills on the calendar, under the head of "General Orders." A vote being had, the motion prevailed.

The Senate went into committee of the whole, with Senator Dillard in the chair.

After some time spent therein the committee arose, and through its chairman submitted the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: The committee of the whole Senate have had under consideration bills on the calendar, under the head of "General Grders," and I am directed to report as follows:

Recommend that substitute for Senate bill No. 28, An act to prohibit gambling, and repealing section 2380 of the general statutes of 1889, that House bill No. 3 be substituted for the same, and that said substitute be printed and passed subject to amendment and debate.

Also, substitute for Senate bill No. 36, An act making an appropriation for a deficiency in the current expenses of the industrial school for girls, at Beloit, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1895, be passed as amended.

Also, Senate bill No. 42, An act to amend sections 1, 2 and 10 of an act entitled "An act regulating the fees and salaries and prescribing certain duties of the county officers of Osage county, Kansas," and being chapter 68 of the laws of 1893, be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 53, An act detaching certain territory from the city of Belle Plaine, in Sumner County, be passed.

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