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the State Agricultural College, and to defray the current expenses thereof,” was

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

Senate bill No. 23, "An act defining the duties of justices of the peace

in criminal cases," was Read a second time, and Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Eskridge offered Senate concurrent resolution No. 13, in relation to Indian reservations.

Laid over under the rule.

Senator Houston introduced Şenate bill No. 24, "An act to change the name of the Leavenworth, Lawrence and Fort Gibson Railroad Company."

Read a first time.

Senator Weer introduced Senate bill No. 25, “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act concerning writs of quo warranto,' approv. ed February 10, 1859.”

Read a first time.

Senator Weer introduced Senate bill No. 26, "An act to amead An act to facilitate the settlement of the estates of deceased partners,' approved February 29, 1860."

Read a first time.

Senator Emmert introduced Senate bill No. 27, "Au act supplementary to an act entitled 'An act relating to counties and county officers,' approved February 27, 1865."

Read a first time.

Senator Drenning introduced Senate bill No. 28, "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for the election of county attorneys, and to prescribe their duties.”

Read a first time.

Senator Drenning introduced Senate bill No. 29, "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act relating to crimes and the punishments of crimes against the persons of individuals.'”

Read a first time.

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

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Resolved, That the Governor be respectfully requested to fornish the Senate with any information that may be in his possession respecting the Geological survey of 1864 and 1865.

Senator Manning, by consent, introduced the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be, and is hereby, instructed to furnish the President and each member of this Senate with five dollars' worth of postage stamps, with which to pay the postage on various pamphlets, documents and papers to their constituents,

And the question being, Shall the resolution be adopted ?

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

Yeas, 13; days, 8.
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were-
Senators Akin, Gambell, Grover, Horne, Legate, Manning,
Potter, Quigg, Riggs, Speer, Smith, Twiss and Weer.

Gentlemen voting in the negative were

Senators Drenning, Emmert, Esdridge, Houston, Jones, Miller, Milhoan and Wheeler.

And so the resolution was adopted.

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

Resolved, that the Committee on Roads be instructed to report to the Senate a general law, by which State roads may be created and vacated.

The following message from the House of Representatives was received and read :

MR. PRESIDENT-I am instructed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate that the House has passed Senate bill No. 2, "An act amending 'An act amending an act entitled “An act supplemental to an act entitled 'An act to incorporte cities of the State of Kansas,' approved March 4, 1862," and authorizing the boards of education to issue bonds to purchase school sites, and erect buildings thereon,' approved February 20, 1864."

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

Also, Senate bill No. 4, "An act to declare Merrit 0. Murphy, a minor, of lawful age.”

The House respectfully declines to concur in the amendments made by the Senate to the amendments of the House to Senate concurrent resolution No. 6, in reference to printing the Governor's message.

JOHN T. MORTON,

Chief Clerk. On motion of Senator Eskridge,

Col. Vliet, Chief Engineer of the Leavenworth, Lawrence and Fort Gibson Railroad, was invited to a seat within the bar.

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

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be instructed to furnish each member of the Senate with a copy of the Private Laws of 1860.

The President announced the following changes in the standing committees, to wit:

Judiciary–Senators Gambell, Weer, Houston, Twiss and Akin.

Banks and Banking-Senators Akin, Manning, Smith, Jones and Levate.

Public Printing-Senators Emmert, Vanning, Twiss, Drenning and Wheeler.

Enrolled Bills-Senators Anderson, Vilhoan, Jones, Legate and Smith

Education --Senators Speer, Foote, Vanning, Eskridge and Miller.

Counties and Touns-Senators Twiss, Potter, Eskridge, Horne and Gambell.

Senators elected to fill vacancies, to wit: Senators Miller, Wheeler, Akin, Anderson, Emmert and Riggs, were appointed on the respective committees assigned to their predecessors, except in the above mentioned cases.

On motion of Senator Houston.

The rules were suspended, and Senate concurrent resolution No. 6, respecting the printing of the Governor's message, was taken up for consideration

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Senator Emmert moved that the Senate insist on its amendment to House amendment of the resolution, and that a committee of conference be appointed on the disagreeing vote of the two Houses.

Senator Grover moved, as an amendment, that the whole subject be indefinitely postponed,

And the question being on the indefinite postponement,

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

Yeas, 5; nays, 15.'
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were
Senators Eskridge, Grover, Manning, Miller and Weer.
Gentlemen voting in the negative were

Senators Akin, Drenning, Emmert, Gambell, Horne, Houston, Jones, Legate, Milhoan, Potter, Riggs, Speer, Smith, Twiss apd Wheeler.

And so the motion to indefinitely postpone was lost.

The question then recurring on the motion of Senator Emmert to insist

upon

the Senate amendments to the resolution, The yeas and nays were demanded and had with the following result:

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

Senators Akin, Drenning, Emmert. Gambell, Jones. Miller, Potter, Speer, Twiss and Wheeler.

Gentlemen voting in the negative were

Senators Eskridge, Grover, Horne, Houston, Lerate, Manning, Milhoan, Quigg, Riggs, Smith and Weer.

And so the motion did not prevail.
On motion of Senator Weer,

The vote by which the motion of Senator Emmert, to insist on Senate amendment to House amendment to Senate concurrent resolution No. 6, was lost, was reconsidered.

Senator Emmert, renewing his motion to insist on the Seas te amendments to the resolution,

And the question being on the motion to insist.

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

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

Senators Akin, Drenning, Eskridge, Gambell, Grover, Jones, + Miller, Quigg, Twiss and Weer.

Gentlemen veting in the negative were

Senators Horne, Houston, Legate, Manning, Milhoan, Potter, Riggs, Speer, Smith and Wheeler.

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

The President appointed Senators Emmert, Houston and Grover as the committee of conference on the part of the Senate, on Sen. ate concurrent resolution No. 6.

The President presented the following proposition from John W. Wright, proprietor of the Leavenworth Conservative :

TOPEKA, Jan. 13, 1866. HON. JAMES MCGREW, President of the Senate :

I would, through you, desire to submit to the body over which you preside, the following proposition, viz: I will furnish any number of copies of the Daily Leavenworth Conservative, published in Leavenworth, Kansas, to members of the Legislature, that may be ordered, for fifty cents per copy, during the session of the Legislature.

The Conservative shall contain a full report of the proceedings of both Houses, and will be delivered in Topeka on the arrival of the train from Wyandotte, or mailed to such names as are furnished me, from the office in Leavenworth.

I have made arrangements for the prompt delivery of the Conservative in Topeka, Kansas, at 12 o'clock on the day of its issue.

I will also furnish two thousand copies, in pamphlet form, free, of all laws that are ordered to be published in the Conservative during the session, within ten days after the adjournment, fifteen copies to be mailed to each member of the Legislature immediately after publication.

JOHN W. WRIGHT,

Proprietor Conservative. Senator Gambell introduced the following, Senate concurrent rosolution No. 15 :

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