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for violation of the provisions of this act, ” have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 197, being An act to amend sections 1264 and 1265 of the General Statutes of 1901, relative to the charter fees of corporations, and for other purposes, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

E. R. FULTON, Chairman. Senator Wulfekuhler, acting chairman of the Committee on Cities of the First Class, offered the following reports :

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Cities of the First Class, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 18, An act to provide for a board of public utilities in cities of the first and second class and defining its duties and powers, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 125, An act relating to the salary of the county clerk of Sedgwick county, and providing for clerk hire in the office of the county clerk and county treasurer in said county, and to repeal sections 2 and 4, chapter 4, Laws of 1899, in so far as is neces. sary to give effect hereto, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 124, An act authorizing the board of county commissioners of Sedgwick county, Kansas, to make an appropriation for additional clerk hire in the county clerk's office from June 1 to December 31, 1902, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 264, An act providing for conductors on all street-cars in cities of the first class and providing punishment for a violation thereof, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Louis H. WULFEKUHLER, Acting Chairman. Senator Leidy, chairman of the Committee on Education, offered the following reports:

Mr. President: Your Committee on Education, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 236, An act authorizing the State School-fund Commissioners to purchase refunding bonds to be issued by Le Roy township, Coffey county, Kansas, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 237, An act authorizing the State Schoolfund Commissioners to purchase refunding bonds to be issued by the city of Le Roy, Coffey county, Kansas, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

FREMONT LEIDY, Chairman.

Senator White, chairman of the ('ommittee on Fees, Salaries, and Mileage, offered the following reports:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Fees, Salaries, and Mileage, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 209, An act providing for the application of excess fees and deputy clerk hire of certain officers of Johnson county, Kansas, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 258, An act providing for the application of the excess fees of the register of deeds, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be printed and placed on the Calendar.

Also, Sepate bill No. 58, An act to provide for the examination of the office of county treasurer, establishing the office of state examiner and deputies, fixing their compensation, and repealing sections 1695, 1996, 1699 and 1700 of the General Statutes of 1901, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation: that it be printed and placed on the Calendar,

Hays B. WHITE, Chairman.

Senator Conrad, chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, offered the following report :

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Agriculture, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 72, An act amendatory of and supplemental to an act entitled "An act to provide for the organization, government and compensation of the militia of the state of Kansas; to prescribe the duties of certain officers thereof; to provide for the public defense; to create certain penalties, and repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict therewith," have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

H. W. Conrad, Chairman. Senator Chaney, chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, offered the following reports :

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 271, An act making appropriation to reimburse Harriet L. Waugh, one of the Quantrill raid sufferers, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the bil): back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be not passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 267, An act making an appropriation to pay the officers and men of Capt. William H. Hiner's company of New Lancaster rifles and Capt. George H. Hume's company of independent cavalry for service and use of horses on the border of Kan. sas during the years 1861, 1862, and 1863, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be not passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 47, to provide for the payment of certain union military scrip issued under the provisions of an act of the Legislature of 1867, and signed by Samuel J. Crawford, governor of Kansas, R. A. Barker, secretary of state, and Martin Anderson, treasurer of state, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be not passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 174, An act for relief of F. C. Borthwick and G. A. Borthwick, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that it be not passed.

Also, Senate bill No. 234, To establish at Pittsburg, Kan., an auxiliary manual-training school, and making an appropriation therefor, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate with the recommendation that the amount be decreased from $10,000 to $9000 each year; that section 4 be changed by inserting, after the word “in” in the fifth line, the following: "the manual-training department of," and that the bill be passed.

JNO. T. CHANEY, Chairman. Senator Simons, chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills, offered the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 63, An act to provide for suits against the state of Kansas, have compared the engrossed copy with the original bill, and instruct me to report the bill back to the Senate correctly engrossed.

R. T. Simons, Acting Chairman. Senator Kennedy moved that the rules be suspended, an emergency declared and Senate bill No. 238 be placed on third reading

The motion prevailed.
Senate bill No. 238 placed on third reading.

Senator Branine moved to amend section 21 of said bill by adding the words “in so far only as the same is in conAlict herewith.”

The amendment prevailed.

On motion of Senator Allen, the title was amended by adding the words "and to repeal all acts or parts or acts in so far only as are in conflict herewith.”

The question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called, with the following result: Yeas 35, nays 0; absent or not voting, 5.

Senators voting in favor of the passage of the bill were: Allen, Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Chaney, Codding, Conrad, Crum, Findlay, Fulton, Gabriel, Henley,

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Householder, Hurrel, Kennedy, King, Leidy, McKnight, McMillan, Miller, Morehouse, Morrow, Noftzger, Peterson, Porter, Simons, Smith, Sponable, Stewart, Tapp, Ward, White, Wright, and Wulfekuhler.

Senators absent or not voting were: Cubbison, Fitzpatrick, Fullington, Pestana, and Vincent.

A constitutional majority having voted in favor of the passage of the bill, the bill passed, and the title was agreed to.

Senator Stewart moved that the rules be suspended, an emergency declared, and Senate bill No. 315 be placed on second reading, and that the same be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

The motion prevailed, and Senate bill No. 345 read second time.

Senate bill No. 315, An act to amend paragraph 6738 of the General Statutes of 1901. being "An act to provide for payment of state printer for his services." Referred to Committee on Ways and Means.

FEBRUARY 4, 1903. To the Senate: I hereby offer my resignation as clerk of the Committee on Cities of the First Class.

T. J. Hayes. To the Senate: I hereby appoint Julia Cubbison clerk of the Committee on Cities of the First Class, vice T. J. Hayes, resigned.

J. K. CUBBISON.

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INTRODUCTION OF ORIGINAL MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Senator White introduced Senate resolution No. 50, as follows:

Resolred, That the clerks of all committees be required to securely fasten the committee report inside the bill on which said committee makes report. The resolution was adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS, Senator Findlay introduced Senate concurrent resolution No. 22, as follows:

Senate concurrent resolution providing for an investigation into the methods of the Standard Oil Company and companies controlled by it in Kansas, and the prices of and the quality of the gasoline and oil furnished to the people of the state, and the condition of the natural oil resources and supply within the state, and the feasibility of refining and manufacturing the oils of the state with the convict and prison labor of the state, and providing for the appointment of a committee from the Senate and House to report thereon.

WHEREAS, Numerous complaints have been and are being made by the citizens of the state of Kansas that the gasoline and illuminating and lubricating oils furnished to the people of the state are all of an inferior quality, and sold at an extortionately high price, and that the price, source of supply and quality of said oils and gasoline are under the exclusive control of the Standard Oil Company and companies managed by it, and that the said Standard Oil Company has organized a combine or trust completely regulating and fixing the prices and quality of said oils and gasoline in the state, and is monopolizing the sources of supply thereof, and is discriminating against the oil-wells and deposits and sources of natural supply within the state, and is controlling the same and preventing the development thereof and the manufacture of Kansas oils, thereby stilling the oil industry of the state, to the burden of the people; and

WHEREAS, The avenues and opportunities for employing the convict labor of the state so as to keep the same out of competition with free labor are circumscribed: therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That a joint committee consisting of three members of the Senate, to be appointed by the president of the Senate, and three members of the House of Representatives, to be appointed by the speaker of the House, shall upon the adoption of this resolution be appointed to investigate and report to the said respective bodies, with full power to summon witnesses, take testimony, employ a stenographer, examine the records, and compel attendance, and do all things necessary to properly report to and inform the Legislature of the state of Kansas in reference to the following matters :

First. The nature and character of the oil-wells and sources of oil supply of the state of Kansas, including the quality of such oils and the quality of the gasoline manufactured therefrom, and the ownership of such wells and deposits.

Serond. The present cost and prices and quality of the illuminating and lubricating oils and gasoline manufactured from crude petroleum to the people of the state of Kansas, as furnished and supplied by the Standard Oil Company and the companies controlled by it, and the source of such supply.

Third. The persons or corporations owning or controlling the oil deposits and wells within this state, and what amount of such oils, in relation to the capacity of the said wells and supply, are being used or manufactured for use by the persons or companies owning or controlling the same.

Fourth. The amount of undeveloped oil fields of the state and probable supply therefrom in the future.

Fifth. Whether said Standard Oil Company or companies un

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