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tion No. 38, "Granting the use of the hall of the House of Representatives to the farmers of the state.

ALEX. R. BANKS,

Chief Clerk of House of Representatives.

Mr. J. C. Wilson presented a petition from J. H. Sherman and sixty-five others, which was referred to the committee on counties and county lines.

Mr. Palmer, chairman of the committee on manufactures, asked and by unanimous consent obtained leave to make the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on manufactures, to whom was referred House bill No. 46, "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to legalize building, loan and savings institutions, and to declare their acts valid,' approved March 3, 1870," 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.

L. R. PALMER, Chairman.

House joint resolution No. 7, "Making an appropriation to entertain the Nebraska legislature," was read the first time.

Mr. Butler moved that the rules be suspended, and House joint resolution No. 7 read the second time now, which motion prevailed, and House joint resolution No. 7, "Making an appropriation to entertain the Nebraska, legislature," was read the second time.

Mr. Murdock moved that the rules be suspended, House joint resolution No. 7 considered engrossed and read a third time now, which motion prevailed, and House joint resolution No. 7, "Making an appropriation to entertain the Nebraska legislature," was read the third time.

Mr. Butler moved a call of the Senate, which motion prevailed, and the roll was called.

The Sergeant-at-Arms was directed to bring in absentees,

During the Sergeant's absence several members appeared at the bar of the Senate.

Mr. Edwards moved that further proceedings under the call be dispensed with, which motion prevailed, and the question being, Shall the resolution pass? the roll was called with the following result: Yeas, 19; nays, 3.

Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were: Messrs. Butler, Barker, Crichton, Edwards, Grimes, Judd, Martindale, McFarland, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, O'Neil, Palmer, Rogers, Simons, St. John, Topping, Wilson, V. P., and Winter.

Gentlemen voting in the negative were: Messrs. Blair, Brandley, and Schmidt.

Gentlemen absent or not voting were: Messrs. Ely, Guerin, Johnson, Martin, Matheny, McWirt, Price, Simpson, Walker, Wilson, J. C., and York.

And so, a constitutional majority having voted in favor of the passage of the resolution, the resolution passed and the title was agreed to.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House thereof.

On motion, the Senate adjourned.

GEO. C. CROWTHER, Secretary.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

SENATE CHAMBER, TOPEKA, KANSAS,
February 28, 2 o'clock P. 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, Barker, Crichton, Edwards, Ely, Grimes, Judd, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, Palmer, Rogers, Schmidt, Simons, St. John, Wilson, J. C., Wilson, V. P., and Winter. Quorum present.

Mr. Murdock moved that the Senate do now resolve itself into committee of the whole for the consideration of House bills Nos. 189, 289, 136, 330, 230, 306, 316, 40 and 258, and Senate bills Nos. 121, 154, 70 and 25, and bills upon the calendar, which motion prevailed.

Mr. St. John in the chair.

After some time spent therein the committee arose, and through its chairman made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee of the whole Senate has had under consideration the following bills:

House bill No. 189, "An act to vacate the public park in the town of Douglas, Butler county, Kansas," and I am directed to report the said bill to the Senate with the recommendation that it be passed.

House bill No. 289, "An act making appropriation for certain persons therein named," and recommend that it be passed as amended.

House bill No. 136, "An act to vacate the town of Ashland, Davis county," and recommend that it be passed.

House bill No. 270, "An act for the relief of tax-payers of school district No. 9, Ottawa county, State of Kansas," and recommend that it be passed.

Senate bill No. 121, "Relating to publishing of statements of insurance companies in newspapers," and recommend that it be passed as amended.

House bill No. 330, "An act to amend 'An act with reference to cities of the first class,"" and recommend that it be passed as amended.

House bill No. 316, "An act for the relief of Mission township, in Neosho county," and recommend that it be passed.

House bill No. 248, "An act supplemental to an act entitled ‘An act in relation to fences,' general statutes 1868," and recommend its reference to the committee on railroads.

House bill No. 234, "An act supplemental to 'An act to provide for the auditing of, settlement and assumption of the Price raid claims of 1864, and Indian expedition under Maj. Gen. Curtis in July and August, 1864,' approved February 19, 1869," and recommend its passage, subject to amendment on third reading.

Senate bill No. 154, "An act relating to state roads in the counties of Bourbon, Neosho, and Wilson," and recommend its passage as amended.

Senate bill No. 70, "An act to promote immigration," and recommend that the enacting clause be stricken out.

House bill No. 140, "An act to vacate portions of the towns of Cherokee, in Crawford county, and Pawnee, and Oldham's addi

tion to town of Osage, in Bourbon county, Kansas," and recommend that it be passed.

Senate bill No. 25, "An act in relation to the semi-annual payment of taxes," and recommend that it retain its place on the calendar.

House bill No. 306, "An act authorizing the survey of township 21 south, of range 1 east," and recommend that it be passed.

Senate bill No. 138, "An act for the relief of Jonathan B. Snider," and recommend that it be passed.

Senate bill No. 127, "An act to establish a state reform and industrial school," and recommend that it be rejected.

J. P. ST. JOHN, Chairman.

On motion, the report of the committee of the whole Senate was agreed to.

Mr. Brandley, chairman of the committee on enrolled bills, asked and by unanimous consent obtained leave to make the following reports:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on enrolled bills have examined Senate bill No. 115, "An act to authorize counties of over thirty thousand inhabitants to issue bonds," find the same correctly enrolled, and have presented the same to the Governor for his signature.

H. BRANDLEY, Chairman.

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on enrolled bills have examined Senate bill No. 56, "An act to authorize Montgomery county to issue bonds to pay the indebtedness of the county," find the same correctly enrolled, and have presented the same to the Governor for his signature.

H. BRANDLEY, Chairman.

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on enrolled bills have examined Senate bill No. 142, "An act to authorize Kentucky township to issue the bonds of said township to the amount of ten thousand dollars, as a loan to Charles S. Thompson, for the purpose of establishing a merchants' flouring mill in said township," find the same correctly enrolled, and have presented the same to the governor for his signature.

H. BRANDLEY, Chairman.

Mr. Murdock moved that House bill No. 248 be referred to the committee on railroads, which motion prevailed.

Mr. Price, chairman of the committee on accounts, asked and by unanimous consent obtained leave to make the following reports:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on accounts, to whom was referred House bill No, 156, "An act for the relief of E. R. Jones, W. J. Hobson and others, in purchase of school lands therein named," 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. PRICE, Chairman.

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on accounts, to whom was referred House bill No. 290, "An act to remove disabilities from certain persons herein named," 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. PRICE, Chairman.

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on accounts, to whom was referred Senate bill No, 159, "An act to quiet the title to real estate deeded by town companies prior hereto," 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. PRICE, Chairman.

Mr. Grimes, chairman of the committee on internal improvements, asked and by unanimous consent obtained leave to make the following reports:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your special committee on cities of the second class, to whom was referred House bill No. 128, "An act to amend 'An act to incorporate cities of the second class,"" 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.

W. H. GRIMES, Chairman.

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on internal improvements, to whom was referred House bill No. 340, "An act to authorize the board of county commissioners of Atchison county to issue bonds," have had the same under consideration, and I am directed

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