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MR. PRESIDENT-I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has concurred in Senate concurrent resolution No. 2, accepting the proposition of Messrs. Speer & Ross to furnish members and officers of the Legislature with the Daily Kansas Tribune, with the following amendment : Strike out “ Speer & Ross," and insert “Baker & Macdonald,” strike out“ Kansas Daily Tribune,” and insert “ Daily State Record,” in which amendments the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

JOHN T. MORTON,

Chief Clerk. On motion of Senator Quigg,

A call of the Senate was had, and the Sergeant-at-Arms was instructed to bring in absentees.

The Sergeant-at-Arms returned with Senator Wheeler.
On motion of Senator Houston,
Further proceedings under the call were dispensed with.

Senator Legate moved to concur in House amendments to Senate concurrent resolution No. 2.

Senator Houston moved as an amendment, that the Senate do non-concur in House amendments to Senate resolution No. 2.

Pending the amendment of Senator Houston,
The Senate adjourned until 2 o'clock P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

2 O'CLOCK P. M

Senate called to order,
President in the chair.
Roll called.
Quorum present.

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Present–Senators Akin, Anderson, Emmert, Eskridge, Foote, Gambell, Horne, Houston, Jones, Manning, Miller, Milhoan, Quigg, Riggs, Smith, Twiss and Wheeler.

On motion of Senator Eskridge, A call of the Senate was ordered, and the Sergeant-at-Arms instructed to bring in absentees.

The Sergeant-at-Arms returned with Senators Grover and Potter.

On motion, further proceedings under the call were dispensed with.

The House amendments to Senate concurrent resolution No. 2 being under consideration,

Senator Miller moved to indefinitely postpone the consideration of the whole subject.

And the question being on the indefinite postponement,
The
yeas
and
nays

were demanded and had with the following result:

Yeas, 10; nays, 11.
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were-

Senators Anderson, Eskridge, Gambell, Grover, Jones, Legate,
Miller, Milhoan, Smith and Weer.

Gentlemen voting in the negative were-

Senators Akin, Emmert, Horne, Houston, Manning, Miller,
Potter, Quigg, Riggs, Speer, Smith, Twiss and Wheeler.

And so the motion to indefinitely postpone was lost.
The question recurring upon the motion to non-concur,

The yeas and nays were demanded and had with the following result:

Yeas, 12; nays, 9.
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were-

Senators Akin, Gambell, Grover, Houston, Manning, Miller,
Potter Quigg, Riggs, Speer, Smith, Twiss and Weer.

Gentlemen voting in the negative were

Senators Anderson, Emmert, Eskridge, Horne, Jones, Legate,
Milhoan, Quigg and Wheeler.

And so the Senate did not concur in House amendments.
The President announced that the question before the Senate

was on the original motion as amended, when Senator Legate raised the following point of order :

The original motion and amendments being equivalent, the adoption of the amendment carries with it the whole question.

The President decided that the point of order was not well taken.

Mr. Legate appealed from the decision of the chair.

The question being, Shall the decision of the chair stand as the opinion of the Senate ?

By consent, the Senate agreed to dispose of the point of order at some future time.

The question then recurring on the original motion as amended, The yeas

and nays were demanded and had with the following result:

Yeas, 13; nays, 7.
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were-

Senators Akin, Eskridge, Gambell, Houston, Jones, Manning, Miller, Milhoan, Potter, Riggs, Speer, Smith, Twiss and Weer.

Gentlemen voting in the negative were

Senators Anderson, Emmert, Grover, Horne, Legate, Quigg and Wheeler.

And so the motion as amended prevailed.
Ordered, That the Secretary inform the House thereof.

Senator Quigg, by consent, offered the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, That the Hon. Thomas Murphy be invited to a seat within the bar of the Senate.

Senator Manning introduced the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are hereby tendered to the publishers of the Topeka Weekly Leader, for the copies of that paper just furnished the members of the Senate.

Senator Weer, by consent, introduced Senate concurrent resolu. tion No. 10, having reference to State printing

Laid over under the rule.
Senator Twiss, by consent, introduced Senate bill No. 15, “Ah

act to establish a court of common pleas, and prescribing the

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Read a first time.

Senator Speer, chairman of the Committee on Education, made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT-Your committee beg leave to report that they have had under consideration Senate bill No. 3, “An act to change the location of the State Normal School, at Emporia," and recommended its passage.

Also, Senate bill No. 2, "An act to authorize boards of education of cities to issue bonds for certain purposes," and recommend its passage.

SAMUEL SPEER,

Chairman. Senator Legate moved that the rules be suspended, and Senate bills Nos. 1 and 2 be considered engrossed and ordered to a third reading

And the question being on the suspension of the rules,
The yeas and nays were had with the following result :
Yeas, 19; nays, 1.
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were--

Senators Akin, Anderson, Emmert, Eskridge, Gambell, Grorer, Horne, Houston, Jones, Legate, Manning, Miller, Milhoan, Pot. ter, Quigs, Riggs, Speer, Smith, Twiss, Weer and Wheeler.

Senator Riggs voting in the negative.
And so the motion to suspend the rules prevailed.

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

Read a third time,
And the question being, Shall the bill pass ?

The yeas and nays were demanded and had with the following result:

Yeas, 20; Days, 0...
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were

Senators Akin, Anderson, Emmert, Esdridge, Grover, Horne, Houston, Jones, Legate, 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.

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

Read a third time,
And the question being, Shall the bill pass ?
The yeas and nays were had with the following result :
Yeas, 21; nays, 0.
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were-

Senators Akin, Anderson, Emmert, Eskridge, Gambell, Grover, Horne, Houston, Jones, Legate, 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.

Senator Horne, by consent, introduced the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, That G. Y. Arnold be and is hereby appointed doorkeeper of the Senate.

Senator Gambell introduced Senate concurrent resolution No. 11, to authorize the Governor to employ counsel in certain cases.

Senator Gambell moved to suspend the rules and proceed to the consideration of Senate concurrent resolution No. 11,

And the question being on the motion to suspend the rules,
The
yeas

and nays were demanded and had with the following result:

Yeas, 19; nays, 0.
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were-

Senators Akin, Anderson, Emmert, Eskridge, Gambell, Grover, Horne, Houston, Jones, Legate, Miller, Milhoan, Potter, Quigg, Riggs, Speer, Smith, Wear and Wheeler.

And so the motion to suspend the rules prevailed.

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