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act to establish a code of criminal procedure,'” and recommended its rejection

Also, Senate bill No. 16, in relation to time of holding term of district court, and recommended that it be laid on the table.

On motion of Senator Houston,
The report of the Committee of the Whole was received.
On motion of Senator Grover,

The report of the Committee of the Whole on Senate bill No. 5 was adopted.

On motion of Senator Emmert,
Senate bill No. 19 was ordered engrossed and to a third reading.
On motion of Senator Houston,

The report of the Committee of the Whole on Senate bill No. 16, relating to the time of holding terms of the district court in the fifth judicial district, was adopted.

Senator Manning, by consent, introduced Senate bill No. 42, “An act to authorize district No. 4, of Marshall county, Kansas, to issue bonds."

Read a first time.

Senator Foote, by consent, introduced Senate bill No. 43, "An act to amend an act entitled "An act to enable the trustees of colleges, academies, universities and companies, to become bodies corporate,' approved February 9, 1859.”

Read a first time.

Senator Weer, by consent, introduced Senate bill No. 45, "AD act supplemental to an act entitled 'An act to establish a code of civil procedure,' approved February 11, 1859."

Read a first time.

Senator Weer, by consent, introduced Senate bill No. 44, “A act for the better suppression of crimes against the persons of individuals.”

Read a first time.

Senator Gambell, by consent, introduced Senate concurrent resolution No. 17, a concurrent resolution relating to the oath to be · taken by Senators and Representatives in Congress.

Laid over under the rule.

Senator Manning moved that B. S. Bassett, Esq., be appointed as an Assistant Engrossing Clerk.

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

Yeas, 19; nays, 2.
Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were--

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

Gentlemen voting in the negative were-
Senators Grover and Houston.
And so the motion prevailed.
On motion of Senator Houston,

Mr. Bassett came forward and was sworu in as Assistant Engrossing Clerk of the Senate. On motion, the Senate adjourned.

A. R. BANKS,

Secretary

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SENATE CHAMBER, January 16, 1866, 10 o'clock A. M. Senate called to order. President in the chair. Roll called. Quorum present. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Fisher.

Present---Senators Akin, Anderson, Drenning, Emmert, Esk' ridge, Foote, Gambell, Grover, Horne, Houston, Jones, Miller,

Milhoan, Potter, Quigg, Riggs, Speer, Smith, Twiss, Weer and Wheeler.

Journal of yesterday read and approved.

Mr. Grover presented the petition of J. H. Clark and nineteen others, praying for the right to build school houses upon school lands of the State.

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Weer, chairman of the Committee on Corporations, made the following report:

'MR. PRESIDENT-Your comunittee, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 30, have instructed me to report the same back to the Senate and recommend that it be printed.

WM. WEER,

Chairnian. Senator Wheeler, from the Committee on Roads and Bridges, roade the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT-Your committee, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 18, "An act to vacate a part of a certain State road,” instruct me to report the same back to the Senate and recommend

its passage.

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JOSHUA WHEELER,

Chairman. Senator Grover, chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Manufactures, made the following report :

MR. PRESIDENT-Your committee, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 11, “An act to repeal 'An act to prevent the bringing of stock into the State,' approved February 11, 1865," have had the same under consideration and instruct me to report the same back to the Senate without recommendation.

0. J. GROVER,

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

MR. PRESIDENT-Your committee have had under considers' ation Senate bill No. 14, "An act to authorize the sale of the five hundred thousand acres of land donated to the State by act of

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Congress, approved September 4, 1841," and instruct me to report the same back without recommendation.

SAMUEL SPEER,

Chairman. Senator Gambell, chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, made the following reports:

MR. PRESIDENT--Your committee have had under consideration Senate bill No. 23, “An act to define the duties of justices of the peace in criminal cases," and instruct me to report the same back and recommend its passage.

W. P. GAMBELL,

Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT-Your committe have also had under consideration Senate bill No. 6, an act entitled "An act to provide for the selection and summoning of grand and petit jurors,” and instruct me to report the same back to the Senate and reconumend its passage.

W. P. GAMBELL,

Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT-Your committee have also had under consideration Senate bill No. 10, "An act to provide for the compensation of pro tem. judges of the district court," and instruct me to report the same back and recommend its passage.

W. P. GAMBELL,

Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT-Your committee have also had under consideration Senate bill No. 17, "An act to amend 'An act to establish a code of civil procedure,' approved February 11, 1859," and instruct me to report the same back and recommend its passage.

W. P. GAMBELL,

Chairman. Senator Milhoan, chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills, made the following report :

MR. PRESIDENT-Your committee have examined Senate joiat

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resolutions Nos. 1 and 2, and Senate bill No. 19, and find the same correctly engrossed.

J. E. MILHOAN,

Chairman. Senator Eskridge, chairman of the Committee on Joint Rules, made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT-Your committee, appointed to act with a like committee on the part of the House, to prepare joint rules for the Senate and House of Representatives, respectfully report that they have had the matter under consideration and recommend the adoption of the joint rules of the last session, and report Senate concurrent resolution back without recommendation.

C. V. ESKRIDGE, Chairman Senate Committee.

G. W. GLICK,

Chairman House Committee. Senator Weer offered the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, That the Secretary of State be requested to inform the Senate at what time he can furnish this body with a copy of the return of the late census.

Senator Weer introduced Senate bill No. 46, “An act to amend 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. 47, “An act to authorize the Auditor of State to procure plats of certain lands for taxation.”

Read a first time.

Senator Twiss introduced Senate bill No. 48, "An act respecting public administrators.”

Read a first time.

Senate joint resolution No. 3, concerning Leavenworth, Lawrence and Fort Gibson Railroad Company, was

Read a second time, and
Referred to the Committee on Railroads.
The second reading and reference of bills being next in order,

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