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MORNING SESSION.

SENATE CHAMBER, January 11, 1866, 10 o'clock A. M.

Senate called to order.
President in the chair.
Roll called.
Quorum present.
Prayer by the chaplain, Rev. Mr. Lee.

Present-Senators Akin, Anderson, Bartlett, Emmert, Eskridge, Gambell, Grover, Horne, Houston, Jones, Legate, Manning, Miller, Milhoan, Potter, Quigg, Riggs, Speer, Smith, Twiss, Weer and Wheeler.

Journal of yesterday read and approved.

Senator Gambell, chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, made the following report :

MR. PRESIDENT_Your committee have had under consideration Senate bill No. 1, entitled "An act to amend 'An act relating to records and proceedings in the county of Douglas,' ” and instract me to report the same back and recommend its passage.

W. P. GAMBELL,

Chairman. . Senator Grover offered the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, That the opinion of the Attorney General be requested, as to whether an act entitled "An act for the sale of the school lands,” approved February 22d, 1864, is in conflict with section 1, article 2, of the Constitution.

Senator Weer offered Senate concurrent resolution No.7, fixing the adjournment of the Legislature on the 1st day of February A. D. 1866.

Laid over under the rule.

Senator Eskridge offered the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, That the officers of the Senate, by consent of the Senate, be authorized to procure such assistance as from time to time they shall find necessary.

Senator Riggs offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the sale of all the public lands belonging to the State of Kansas; and should said committee find it expedient to sell said lands, they are hereby instructed to report by bill, providing for the sale of said lands to actual settlers:

Senator Houston offered the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, that the Sergeant-at-Arms be directed to procure a foot scraper, and have it placed at the foot of the hall leading to the Senate Chamber.

Senator Eskridge offered the following resolution, which was . adopted :

Resolved, That under the resolution heretofore adopted, the Journal Clerk be authorized to procure an assistant.

Senator Manning offered the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, that the services of the Assistant Doorkeeper are not required by this body at the present time, and that he be dis. charged from the position he now occupies.

Senator Jones introduced Senate bill No. 8, “An act granting the right of way through the State lands of Kansas to the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division."

Read a first time.

Senator Gambell introduced Senate bill No. 9, “An act to amend “An act to establish a code of civil procedure,' approved February 10th, 1859.”

Read a first time.

Senator Gambell introduced Senate bill No. 10, “An act to provide for the compensation of pro tem. judges of the district court.”

Read a first time.

Senator Milhoan introduced Senate bill No. 11, “An act to repeal 'An act to prevent the bringing of stock into the State,' approved February 11th, 186

Read a first time.

Senator Houston introduced Senate bill No. 12, "An act to incorporate the State National Business College, at Topeka.”

Read a first time.

Senator Gambell introduced Senate: bill No. 13, An act, to amend an act entitled 'An act to organize and define the jurisdiction of the supreme court.”

Read a first time. Senator Legate introduced Senate bill No. 14, "An act to authorize the sale of the fire hundred thousand acres of land donated to the State by act of Congress, approved September 4th, 1864."

Read a first time.
The second reading and reference of bills being in order,

Senate joint resolution No. 2, to amend section 13, of article 3, of the Constitution, was

Read a second time, and
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 2, “An act to authorize boards of education, of cities, to issue bonds for certain purposes," was

Read a second time, and
Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senate bill No. 3, "An act to change the location of the State Normal School at Emporia,'' was

Read a second time, and
Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senate bill No. 4, “An act to declare Merrit 0. Vurphy, a minor, of lawful age," was

Read a second time, and
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 5, "An act to amend an'act entitled 'An act to establish a code of criminal procedure,'” was

Read a second time, and
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 6, "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act providing for the selection of grand and petit jurors,' approved February 11th, 1859," was

Read a second time, and

The yeas

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. - Senator Gambell moved that the rules be suspended, and that Senate bill No. 1, "An act to amend an act entitled "An act relating to records and proceedings in the county of Douglas,'” be read a third time now. And the question being on the suspension of the rules,

and nays were demanded and had with the following result:

Yeas, 18; nays, 1.
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were-

Senators Akin, Anderson, Eskridge, Gambell, Grover, Horne, Houston, Jones, Manning, Miller, Milhoan, Potter, Quigg, Speer, Smith, Twiss, Weer and Wheeler.

Senator Riggs voted in the negative.

A constitutional majority having voted in favor of the suspension of the rules,

The rules were suspended, and the bill was
Read a third time,
And the question being, Shall the bill pass ?
The yeas and nays were had with the following result:
Yeas, 19; nays, 0.
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were-

Senators Akin, Anderson, Emmert, Eskridge, Gambell, Horne, Houston, Jones, Manning, Miller, Milhoan, Potter, Quigg, Riggs, Speer, Smith, Twiss, Weer and Wheeler.

A constitutional majority having voted in favor of the passage of the bill,

The bill passed, and
The title was agreed to.
Ordered, That the Secretary inform the House thereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of a resolution offered on a previous day, the President announced

Senators Quigg, Houston, Gambell, Miller and Emmert as the special committee to apportion the recommendations of the Governor's message to the appropriate standing committees.

Senator Houston, by consent, offered the following concurrent resolution No. 8, which was laid over under the rule :

WHEREAS, The nation has been called on to mourn the loss of her beloved chief-the second father of his country-the friend of the poor and downtrodden--the practical advocate of universal liberty--the honest man-Abraham Lincoln; therefore,

Resolved by the Senate, the House concurring, That the members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Kansas, wishing to honor the virtue and perpetuate the memory of this great and good man, will meet in Representative Hall, on Monday, the 12th day of February next, at 12 m., and that the Secretary be directed to invite the State officers and Judges of the Supreme Court to be present on the occasion, and that an address on the life and character of Abraham Lincoln will then be delivered by the Hon. Theo. C. Sears, of Leavenworth city:

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to Mrs. Lincoln, with the assurance of our profound sympathy and sincere condolence in her severe personal affliction.

Senator Houston offered the following resolution, which was laid over under the rule:

WHEREAS, Treason is the highest crime known to the laws of our land; and whereas, Jefferson Davis was the front and chief of the late organization of traitors known as the Confederate States of America; therefore, that treason may be made odious in all time to come, and that all people may know that it is a crime that should be punished by death,

Resolved, That Jefferson Davis ought to be tried, convicted, and hung as a traitor ; but that the land may not be deluged in blood,

Resolved, That a general proclamation of pardon to all others except flagrant individual cases, should be made.

Senator Riggs, by consent, offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be required to furnish the Senate with wrapping paper.

Senator Emmert introduced Senate concurrent resolution No. 9, memorializing the President for the appointment of a United States mail agent for the State of Kansas.

Laid over under the rule.

The following message was received from the House of Representatives :

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