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Senate bill No. 16, in relation to the time of holding district court in the 5th judicial district, was

Referred to the Committee of the Whole.

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 of Representatives has adopted Senate concurrent resolution No. 8, resolving to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, with the following amendments: 1st. Strike out "12 m.," and insert "2 o'clock P. M." 22. Add the name of Hon. M. W. Delahay. In which amendments the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully desired.

JOHN T. MORTON,

Chief Clerk. Op motion of Senator Houston,

The House amendments to Senate concurrent resolution No. 8 were concurred in.

Senator Emmert introduced the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, That the use of this Senate Chamber is hereby tendered to the Publishers' Convention for Wednesday evening of this week, and for such subsequent evening of the week as they way desire to occupy it; and that the 'Sergeant-at-Arms igoin' structed to prepare the hall for their use.

Senator Weer, by unanimous consent, introduced Senate bill No. 41, "An act in relation to the service of procese."

Read a first time.
On motion of Senator Wheeler,

The Senate went into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of Senate bills Nos. 5, 16 and 19, Senator Wheeler in the chair.

After some time spent therein; the committee rose and through their chairman reported that they have had under consideration Senate bill No. 19, relating to the running at large of swine, and reported the same back and recommended its passage. Also, Senate bill No. 5, "An act to amend an act entitled 'An

4, relating to the proposed Southern Branch of the Pacific Railroad, be referred to a special committee of three.

Senator Houston moved, as an amendment, that the resolution be referred to a special committee of five.

The motion, as amended, prevailed, and the President appointed

Senators Eskridge, Houston, Manning, Twiss and Emmert such committee.

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

AFTERNOON SESSIOX.

2 O'CLOCK. P. M.

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

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

Senate concurrent resolution No. 12, instructing the Joint Committee on Ways and Means to report the general appropriation bill as early as the 1st day of February, 1866, was taken up for cont sideration,

And the question being, Shall the resolution be adopted ?

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

Yeas, 17; nays, 1.
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were-

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

Senator Grover voted in the negative.
And so the resolution was adopted.
Ordered, That the Secretary inform the House thereof.

Senator Anderson, chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills, made the following report :

MR. PRESIDENT-Your committee have examined Senate bills Nos. 2, 3 and 4, found them correctly enrolled, and hare placed them in the hands of the Governor for his approval.

D. ANDERSON,

Chairman. Senate concurrent resolution No. 13, in relation to Indian reservations, 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, 20; nays, 0.
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were

Senators Akin, Anderson, Drenning, Emmert, Eskridge, Gambell, Grover, Horne, Houston, Jones, Manning, Miller, Milboan, Quigg, Riggs, Speer, Twiss, Weer and Wheeler.

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

A message was received from the Governor, with reports and accompanying documents relating to the geological surveys of the State of Kansas.

On motion of Senator Houston,
The reports and documents were laid on the table.

The following, Senate concurrent resolution No. 14, was taken up for consideration :

WHEREAS, The committee of conference appointed by both Houses, have reported in favor of Messrs. Speer and Ross; therefore,

Resolved that the Senate, the House concurring, Do hereby" accept the proposition of said Speer and Ross, to furnish a daily paper, of the size of the Daily State Record : ten copies to each : member during the entire session of the Legislature, at one dollar per copy; and to furnish ten copies, in pamphlet form, of all laws

ordered to take effect on publication in a newspaper, to be mailed to each member with ten days after the close of this session of the Legislature.

On motion of Senator Manning,
The consideration of the resolution was indefinitely postponed.

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 concurred in Senate concurrent resolution No. 15, accepting the proposition made by John W. Wright, publisher of the Leavenworth Daily Conservative, to furnish daily papers to members of the Legislature.

JOHN T. MORTON,

Chief Clerk. On motion of Senator Gambell,

Senate joint resolution No. 1, donating certain Reports to the Leavenworth Law Library, was ordered to be engrossed and to a third reading.

On motion of Senator Eskridge,

The report of the Committee of the Whole on Senate joint resolutions Nos. 1 and 2, and Senate bills Nos. 5 and 7, was received.

On motion of Senator Gambell,

Senate joint resolution No. 2, to amend section 13, article 3, of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, was ordered to be engrossed and to a third reading.

On motion of Senator Weer,

Senate bili No. 5, "An act to amend an act entitled "An act to establish a code of criminal procedure,'” was re-committed to the Committee of the whole Senate.

On motion of Senator Gambell,

Senate bill No. 7, "An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act to provide for the redemption of real estate sold under execution, order of sale, or other final process,' approved June 4, 1861," ordered to be engrossed and to a third reading.

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Senate bill No. 16, in relation to the time of holding district court in the 5th judicial district, was

Referred to the Committee of the Whole.

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 of Representatives has adopted Senate concurrent resolution No. 8, resolving to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, with the follofing amendments: 1st. Strike out "12 m.," and insert "2 o'clock P. M.” 2d. Add the name of Hon. M. W. Delahay. In which amendments the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully desired.

JOHN T. MORTON,

Chief Clerk. On motion of Senator Houston,

The House amendments to Senate concurrent resolution No. 8 were concurred in.

Senator Emmert introduced the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, That the use of this Senate Chamber is hereby tendered to the Publishers' Convention for Wednesday evening of this week, and for such subsequent evening of the week as they may desire to occupy it; and that the "Sergeant-at-Arms is in structed to prepare the hall for their use.

Senator Weer, by unanimous consent, introduced Senate bill No. 41, "An act in relation to the service of procese."

Read a first time.
On motion of Senator Wheeler,

The Senate went into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of Senate bills Nos. 5, 16 and 19, Senator Wheeler in the cbair.

After some time spent therein; the committee rose and through their chairman reported that they have had under consideration Senate bill No. 19, relating to the running at large of swine, and reported the same back and recommended its passage. Also, Senate bill No. 5, "An act to amend an aot entitled "An

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