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same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate correctly engrossed. H. BRANDLEY, Chairman

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tem. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on engrossed bills, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 88, "An act to regulate and fix the terms of court in the fifth judicial district,” have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate correctly engrossed.

H. BRANDLEY, Chairman pro tem. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on engrossed bills, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 53, "An act relating to townships and commissioner districts in Dickinson county," have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate correctly engrossed.

H. BRANDLEY, Chairman pro tem. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on engrossed bills, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 95, "An act making appropriations to the State Horticultural Society of Kansas,” have examined the

same, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate correctly engrossed.

H. BRANDLEY, Chairman pro tem. On motion, the Senate adjourned.

GEO. C. CROWTHER, Secretary.

MORNING SESSION.
SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, KANSAS,

February 26, 9 o'clock A. M., 1873.) The Senate met pursuant to adjournment; President in the chair.

Roll called. The following gentlemen were present and answered to their names: Messrs. Blair, Brandley, Butler, Barker, Moonlight, Morrill, O'Neil, Palmer, Simons, St. John, Topping, Wilson, V. P., and Winter. No quorum present.

Mr. Butler moved a call of the Senate, which motion prevailed. The Sergeant-at-Arms was directed to bring in absentees.

After some time the Sergeant returned with Messrs. Crichton, Judd, McFarland, and Murdock.

Mr. Butler moved that further proceedings under the call be dispensed with, which motion prevailed.

Quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. F. S. McCabe.

Mr. McFarland moved that the reading of the journals be dispensed with.

The President laid before the Senate the following communication from the agricultural society:

AGRICULTURAL Room, CAPITOL BUILDING, 1

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To the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

In obedience to Senate concurrent resolution No. 40, we have the honor to report that the MS. of the agricultural report for 1872 was placed in the hands of the public printer on the 18th day of November last, with the understanding that the report would be ready to place upon the desks of members during the first week of the legislative session. Owing to the press of other public printing, (as we are informed by the public printer, the report has been subjected to this extraordinary delay. The volume will make about 500 pages, with contents as follows, to wit:

Proceedings of the board.

Report of the eighth annual exhibition held at Topeka, September 16–20, inclusive.

Reports of twenty-one county agricultural societies, under the law of last winter.

Paper on economic entomology, with illustrations.

Prize essays on raising, feeding and management of hogs; of cattle; of horses; proper uses of manures, and the maintenance of the fertility of the soil.

Practical papers on forest trees in Kansas; agricultural education; building stones of Kansas; timber planting.

Under the auspices of the Academy of Science: History and proceedings of the Academy of Science; plants of Kansas; birds of Kansas; coals of Kansas; red sandstones of central Kansas ; meteorological tables from 1868 to 1873, inclusive, five years ; geology of the Arkansas Valley; agricultural farm experiments.

The report will also contain the report of the State Horticultural Society for 1872, and the report of the Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture to the Board. The latter will contain statistical and other information concerning the various

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industries of the state, so far as it has been possible to obtain them, and a general review of agriculture for 1872. The report will be furnished members of the legislature at the earliest possible moment. We have the promise of it before adjournment. Respectfully submitted.

E. S. NICCOLLS, President. ALFRED GRAY, Secretary.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES : Mr. McFarland, chairman of the commmittee on judiciary, made the following reports:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on judiciary, to whom was referred House bill No. 132, “An act to amend sec. 470 of art. 20 of the code of civil procedure, approved February 25, 1868,” have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be rejected.

N. C. McFARLAND, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on judiciary, to whom was referred House bill No. 144, "An act to amend sec. 72, chap. 80, general statutes of Kansas, of 1868, and to provide for constructive service in case of change of venue,” have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be rejected.

N. C. McFARLAND, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on judiciary, to whom was referred House bill No. 157, "An act to legalize the official acts of John A. McKeon, of Miami county, as notary public,” have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

N. C. McFARLAND, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill No. "An act to change the terms of court in the fourth judicial district,” have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be rejected.

N. C. McFARLAND, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on judiciary, to whom was referred House bill No. 209, “An act to enable the county commissioners of Rice county to issue bonds to pay their indebtedness," have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

N. C. McFARLAND, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on judiciary, to whom was referred House bill 272, "An act changing the name of Joseph Miller, of Jefferson county, State of Kansas," have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be referred to the committee of the whole.

N. C. McFARLAND, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 155, “An act to amend section 21 of chapter 6 of the revised statutes of Kansas," have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be rejected.

N. C. McFARLAND, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 148, “An act to amend sections 16 and 139 of chapter 80 of the general statutes," have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that the first section of said Senate bill 148 be rejected, and recommend the passage of the remaining sections of said bill.

N. C. McFARLAND, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on judiciary, to whom was referred House bill No. 172, "An act to regulate the terms of court in the eighth judicial district,” have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be referred to the committee of the whole, with the accompanying petition.

N. C. McFARLAND, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on judiciary, to whom was referred House bill. No. 163, "An act to define the boundaries of the ninth judicial district, and to fix the terms of court in the several counties thereof,” have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the

recommendation that it be referred to the committee of the whole.

N. C. MCFARLAND, Chairman. Mr. Moonlight presented a petition of seven hundred and ninety mechanics from all parts of the state, praying the legislature to protect them against penitentiary labor, as in competition with business carried on by private enterprise, which was referred to the committee on manufactures.

Mr. Moonlight, chairman of the special committee on House bill No. 245, made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your special committee to whom was referred House bill No. 245, “An act to provide for certain improvements in Leavenworth county," have had the same under consideration, and I report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed. Senator Winter dissenting.

THOS. MOONLIGHT, Chairman. Mr. Morrill, chairman of the committee on education, made the following report:

Mr. PRESIDENT: Your committee on education, to whom was referred House bill No. 315, “An act for the relief of the board of education of the city of Independence, Kansas," have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

E. N. MORRILL, Chairman. Mr. St. John, chairman of the committee on appropriations, made the following reports:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on appropriations, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 75, "An act to amend an act to establish a home for friendless women,” have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be referred to the committee on ways and means.

J. P. ST. JOHN, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on appropriations, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 59, “An act to amend an act to establish a home for friendless women," have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said bill to the

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