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The question recurring on the adoption of the resolution,

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

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

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

And so the resolution was adopted.
Ordered, That the Secretary inform the House thereof.

Senator Eskridge introduced Senate bill No. 16, "An act to amend 'An act to regulate the terms of the district court in the fifth judicial district,'

Read a first time.
On motion of Senator Eskridge,
G. Y. Arnold was sworn in as doorkeeper.
On motion, the Senate adjourned.

A. R. BANKS,

Secretary.

MORNING SESSION.

SENATE CHAMBER, January 15, 1866, 10 o'clock A. M.

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

Present-Senators Emmert, Gambell, Horne, Houston, Jones, Manning, Miller, Milhoan, Potter, Quigg, Riggs, Speer, Smith and Twiss.

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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. 4, entitled "An act to declare Merrit 0. Murphy, a minor, of lawful age," and direct me to report the same back to the Senate and recommend its passage.

W. P. GAMBELL,

Chairman. Senator Houston offered a resolution indorsing the administra. tion of Andrew Johnson.

Laid over under the rule.

Mrs. S. J. Smith, Assistant Journal Clerk, came forward and was sworn in as such clerk.

Senate concurrent resolution No. 7, fixing the adjournment of the Legislature on the 1st day of February, 1866, was taken up for consideration.

On motion of Senator
The resolution was laid on the table.

Senator Emmert, by consent, introduced Senate concurrent resolution No. 12, instructing the Joint Committee on Ways and Means to report as early as the 1st day of February.

Laid over under the rule.

Senate concurrent resolution No. 8 was taken up for consideration,

And the question being on the adoption of the resolution,

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

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

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

And so the resolution was adopted.
Ordered, That the Secretary inform the House thereof.
Senate concurrent resolution No. 9, memorializing the President

for the appointment of a United States Mail Agent for the State of Kansas, was taken up for consideration,

Had the question being on the adoption of the resolution,
The yeas

and Qays were demanded and had with the following result:

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

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

And so the resolution was adopted.
Ordered, That the Secretary inform the House thereof.

Senate concurrent resolution No. 10, in reference to State printing, was taken up for consideration.

The resolution was read, and
Referred to the Committee on Rules.

Senate bill No. 8, "An act granting right of way throu the State lands of Kansas to the Union Pacific Railway;" was

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

Senate bill. No. 9,"An act to amend an act entitled 'Ac 3ct to establish a code of civil procedure,'" was

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

Senate bill No. 10, "An act to provide for the coupensativa of pro tem. judges of the district court," was

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

Senate bill No. 11, “An act to repeal 'An act to prevent the bringing of stock into the State, from the State of Texas, or Territory south of the southern line of this State,' approved February 11th, 1865," was

Read a second time, and
Referred to Committee on Agriculture,

Senate bill No. 12, "An act to incorporate the National Fusi. ness College, at Topeka," was Read a second time, and

Referred to Committee on Corporations.

Sepate bill No. 13, "An act to amend an act entitled 'Ad'act to organize and define the jurisdiction of the supreme court,"

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

Senate bill No. 14, “An act to authorize the sale of the fire hun. dred thousand acres of land donated to the State by act of Con- · gress, approved September 4th, 1864," was

Read a second time, and
Ordered to be printed.

Sedate bill No. 15, “An act creating a court of common pleas, aod prescribing the powers thereof,” was

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

Senate bill No. 16, “An act to amend 'An act regulating the terms of the district court in the fifth judicial district,'” was

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

Senator Gambell introduced Senate bill No. 17, "An act to ameod an act entitled 'An act to establish a code of civil procedure,' approved February 11, 1859.”

Read a first time.

Senator Houston introduced Senate bill No. 18, "An act to vacate a part of certain roads."

Read a first time.

Senator Emmert introduced Senate bill No. 19, “ An act supple. cacatal to an act entitled An act to provide for regulating the running at large of hogs.?"

Read a first time.

Senator Eskridge introduced Senate bill No. 20, "An act to provide for the assessment and collection of taxes."

Pead a first time.

Senator Eskridge mured that the rules be suspended, and that Sepate bill No. 20 be read a second time.

And the question being on the suspension of the rules.,

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

Yeas, 15; nays, 3.
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were-

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

Gentlemen voting in the negative were--
Senators Houston, Manning and Riggs.

And so the rules were suspended, and Senate bill No. 20 was read a second time, referred to the Committee on Judiciary, and ordered to be printed.

On motion of Senator Houston,
Senate bill No. 14 was ordered to be printed.

Senator Quigg, chairman of the special committee on the Gov. erbor's message, made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT-Your special committee, to whom was referred the Governor's message, for the purpose of distributing its subjects to the appropriate committees, ask to make the following report, and to be discharged: That portion in relation to finance, to the Committee on Ways and Means; that portion in relation to the condition of the country, and troops furnished by the Siate to the General Government, to the Committee on Federal Relations; that portion in relation to military affairs, to the Committee on Military Affairs; that portion in relation to the claims arising from the Price raid, to the Committee on Claims; that portion in relation to titles to certain Indian lands, to select committee of three; that portion in relation to immigration, to the Committee on Agriculture and Manufactures; that portion relating to education and deaf mutes, to the Committee on Education; that portion relating to the penitentiary, to the Committee on Public Buildings and Institutions; that portion relating to capitol buildings, to the Committee on Public Buildings and Institutions; that portion in relation to railroads, to the Committee on Railroads; that portion

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