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Palmer, Rogers, Schmidt, Simpson, Topping, Walker, Wilson, J. C., and Winter.

Gentlemen voting in the negative were: Messrs. Butler, Barker, Edwards, Grimes, Guerin, Martindale, and McFarland.

Gentlemen absent or not voting were: Messrs. Blair, Martin, McWirt, Murdock, O'Neil, Price, Simons, St. John, and Wilson, V. P.

And so, a constitutional majority not having voted in favor of the adoption of the resolution, the resolution was not adopted.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House thereof.

MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on enrolled bills have examined Senate bill No. 103, “An act to establish a common field in Brown county," find the same correctly enrolled, and þave presented the same to the Governor for his signature.

H. BRANDLEY, Chairman. MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on enrolled bills have examined Senate bill No. 36, “An act to authorize railroad corporations to purchase the bonds and stock of other companies and to indorse and guarantee the same and foreclose mortgages," 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. 136, “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize Toledo township 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. 38, “An act to legalize the organization of the Junction City and Fort Kearney, and Kansas and Nebraska railway companies,” find the same correctly enrolled, and have presented the same to the governor for his signature.

H. BRANDLEY, Chairman. Mr. McFarland, chairman of the committee of conference on House bill No. 39, made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: our committee of conference on the matters of difference between the two houses on House bill No.

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39, have had the same under consideration and beg leave to submit the following report:

1. That Senate amendment of section 1, requiring the police judge to be elected by the people, be concurred in.

2. That Senate amendment of section 1, requiring the city marshal to be elected by the people, be not concurred in.

3. That Senate amendment of section 1, striking out “two years” and inserting “one year," be concurred in.

4. That Senate amendment of section 2, making the salaries of councilmen in cities of less than 5,000 inhabitants not more than fifty dollars and over 5,000 inhabitants, not more than one hundred dollars, be concurred in.

5. That Senate amendment of section 3, referring to levy of taxes for macadamizing, curbing, and guttering be not concurred in.

6. That Senate amendment to section 3, fixing notice at ten days instead of a reasonable time, be concurred in.

7. That Senate amendment to section 5, striking out the provision for separate schools for colored children, be concurred in.

8. That Senate amendment of section 7, limiting levies of taxes for support of schools, be not concurred in, and that said rates of levy be limited to eight mills on the dollar.

9. That Senate amendment of section 7, striking out "which levy shall be approved by the city council," &c., be not concurred in.

10. That Senate amendment striking out section 10 of the original bill be concurred in.

11. That Senate amendment adding section 10 to the bill be concurred in.

N. C. McFARLAND, Chairman, The question being, Shall the report of the committee be agreed to ? the roll was called with the following result: Yeas, 17; nays, 3.

Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were: Messrs. Butler, Barker, Edwards, Ely, Grimes, Guerin, Martindale, McFarland, McWirt, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, Price, Rogers, Schmidt, St. John, Wilson, V. P., and Winter.

Gentlemen voting in the negative were: Messrs. Blair and Judd.

Gentlemen absent or not voting were: Messrs. Brandley, Crichton, Johnson, Martin, Matheny, O'Neil, Palmer, Simpson, Topping, Walker, Wilson, J. C., and York.

And so, a majority having voted in the affirmative, the report was adopted.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House thereof.

House bill No. 341, “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to regulate salvage,' approved February 23, 1869," was read the first time.

House bill No. 16, "An act to encourage the growth of forest trees,” was read the first time.

House bill No. 293, "An act amendatory of the road laws of the State of Kansas,” was read the first time.

House bill No. 213, "An act to legalize proceedings and assessments of the mayor and councilmen of the city of Neodesha, in the year 1872,” was read the first time.

House bill No. 261, "An act to amend section 52, chapter 102, of the general statutes of 1868," was read the first time.

House bill No. 379, “An act to regulate the manner of holding elections to amend the constitution, or to call a convention to revise, annul, change or form a new constitution," was read the first time.

Substitute for House bill No. 224, "An act supplemental to an act entitled 'An act for the encouragement of agriculture,' approved February 19, 1872," was read the first time.

House bill No. 313, "An act relating to district and county agricultural societies and farmers' clubs, and amendatory of section 2 of chapter 37 of the statutes of 1872, relating to the state agricultural society,” was read the first time.

House bill No. 391, “An act to amend section 254 of an act entitled 'An act regulating crimes and punishments,'” was read the first time.

House bill No. 360, "An act making appropriations for the blind asylum,” was read the first time.

Substitute for House bill No. 59, "An act to appropriate money to erect an east wing to the state insane asylum,” was read the first time.

House bill No. 394, "An act making appropriations for the current expenses of the state asylum for the deaf and dumb," was read the first time.

House bill No. 353, an act entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of regents, directors and trustees for the control of the public institutions of the state, and defining certain powers thereof,” was read the first time,

House bill No. 399, “An act for the relief of certain persons therein named," was read the first time.

BILLS ON SECOND READING,

House bill No. 341, “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to regulate salvage,' approved February 23, 1869," was read the the second time and referred to the committee of the whole Senate.

House bill No. 16, “An act to encourage the growth of forest trees,” was read the second time and referred to the committee of the whole Senate.

House bill No. 293, "An act amendatory of the road laws of tho State of Kansas," was read the second time and referred to the committee of the whole Senate,

House bill No. 213, “An act to legalize proceedings and assessments of the mayor and councilmen of the city of Neo. desha, in the year 1872," was read the second time and referred to a committee of the whole Senate.

House bill No. 261, "An act to amend section 52, chapter 102, of the general statutes of 1868," was read the second time and referred to the committee of the whole Senate.

House bill No. 379, “An act to regulate the manner of hold. ing elections to amend the constitution, or to call a convention to revise, annul, change or form a new constitution," was read the second time and referred to the committee of the whole Senate.

Substitute for House bill No. 224, "An act supplemental to an act entitled 'An act for the encouragement of agriculture, approved February 19, 1872," was read the second time and referred to the committee of the whole Senate.

House bill No. 313, "An act relating to district and county agricultural societies and farmers' clubs, and amendatory of section 2 of chapter 37 of the statutes of 1872, relating to the state agricultural society," was read the second time and referred to the committee of the whole Senate.

House bill No. 391, “An act to amend section 254 of an act entitled 'An act regulating crimes and punishments,'” was read the second time and referred to the committee of the whole Senate.

House bill No. 360, "An act making appropriations for the support of the blind asylum,” was read the second time and referred to the committee of the whole Senate.

Substitute for House bill No. 59, “An act to appropriate money to erect an east wing to the state insane asylum,” was read the second time and referred to the committee of the whole Senate,

House bill No. 394, “An act making appropriations for the current expenses of the state asylum for the deaf and dumb,” was read the second time and referred to the committee of the whole Senate.

House bill No. 353, an aet entitled "An act to provide for the appointment of regents, directors and trustees for the control of the public institutions of the state, and defining certain powers thereof,” was read the second time and referred to the committee of the whole Senate.

House bill No. 399, “An act for the relief of certain persons therein named," was read the second time and referred to the committee of the whole Senate.

House bill No. 388, "An act making an appropriation for additional legislative expenses for fiscal year ending November 30, 1873,” was read the second time and referred to the committee of the whole Senate.

House bill No. 339, "An act relating to taxation," was read the second time and referred to the committee of the whole Senate.

House joint resolution No. 5, “Recommending an amendment to the state constitution permitting an issue of the bonds of the state for the improvement of state buildings,” was read the second time and referred to the committee of the whole Senate.

House bill No. 306, “An act authorizing the survey of township 21 south, of range 1 east,” was read the third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass? the roll was called with the following result: Yeas, 23; nays, 0.

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