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two Houses. Committee on the part of the House, Messrs. Stewart, Foster, Martindale, Lacock and Bradford.

JOHN T. MORTON,

Chief Clerk.

On motion of Senator Akin,

A committee of conference was appointed on the part of the Senate, to confer with a like committee on the part of the House upon Senate concurrent resolution No. 2.

Senators Akin, Grover and Horne were appointed such com mittee.

On motion of Senator Legate,

The Senate went into Committee of the Whole for the consid eration of Senate bill No. 4, "An act to declare M. O. Murphy, a minor, of lawful age,

Senator Legate in the chair.

After some time spent therein, the committee rose and through their chairman reported back Senate bill No. 4, and recommended its passage.

Senator Legate moved that the rules be suspended, and that Senate bill No. 4 be considered engrossed and read a third time

now.

And the question being on the suspension of the rules,

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

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Yeas, 18; nays, 0.

Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were—

Senators Akin, Drenning, Eskridge, Gambell, Grover, Horne, Houston, Jones, Legate, Manning, Milhoan, Quigg, Riggs, Speer, Smith, Twiss, Weer and Wheeler.

And the question being, Shall the bill pass?

The

And so the rules were suspended, and Senate bill No. 4 was Read a third time,

yeas and nays were had with the following result:

Yeas, 18; nays, 0.

Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were

Senators Akin, Drenning, Emmert, Eskridge, Gambell, Grover,

Horne, Houston, Jones, Legate, Manning, Milhoan. Quigg. Riggs, Speer, Smith, Twiss, Weer and Wheeler.

A constitutional majority having voted in favor of the passage of the bill,

The bill passed, and

The title was agreed to.

Ordered, That the Secretary inform the House thereof.

Senator Houston introduced Senate bill No. 21, fan act entitled "An act to amend 'An act to authorize counties and cities to issue bonds to railroad companies,' approved February 10, 1865.”

Read a first time.

Senator Houston introduced Senate bill No. 22, "An act to provide for the sale of lands belonging to the State Agricultural College and to defray the current expenses thereof."

Read a first time.

Senator Horne offered the following resolution. which was adopted:

Resolved, That Gen. Geo. W. Deitzler be invited to a seat within the bar of the Senate.

Senator Akin, by consent, introduced Senate bill No. 23, "An act to define the duties of justices of the peace in criminal cases."

Read a first time..

On motion, the Senate adjourned.

A. R. BANKS,

Senate called to order.

President in the chair.
Roll called.

Secretary.

MORNING SESSION.

SENATE CHAMBER, January 13, 1866, 10 o'clock A. M.

Quorum present.

Prayer by the chaplain, Rev. Mr. Lee.

Present-Senators Drenning, Emmert, Eskridge, Gambell, Horne, Houston, Jones, Legate, Manning, Miller, Potter, Quigg, Riggs, Speer, Smith, Twiss and Weer.

Journal of yesterday read and approved.

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

MR. PRESIDENT-Your committee have had under consideration Senate joint resolution No. 1, donating certain reports to the Leavenworth Law Library Association, and instruct me to report the same back and recommend its passage, with the following amendments: Add to section one the following proviso: "And provided further, that in case any or all of the volumes of said reports remaining in the State Library shall become lost or destroyed, the same shall be replaced with the corresponding volumes hereby donated."

W. P. GAMBELL,

Chairman.

MR. PRESIDENT-Your committee have also had under considerrtion Senate joint resolution No. 2, to amend section 13, of article 3, of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, and instruct me to report the same back and recommend its passage with the following amendment: Insert after the words "United States," in section 1, the following: "During the term of office for which said justices and judges shall be elected."

W. P. GAMBELL,

Chairman.

MR. PRESIDENT-Your committee have also had under consideration Senate bill No. 5, "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish a code of criminal procedure,' approved February 9, 1859," and now report the same back to the Senate without recommendation.

W. P. GAMBELL,

Chairman.

MR. PRESIDENT-Your committee have also had under consideration Senate bill No. 7, "An act to repeal 'An act to provide for

the redemption of real estate, sold under execution, order of sale, or other final process,' approved June 4, 1861," and instruct me to report the same back and recommend its passage.

W. P. GAMBELL,

Chairman.

Mr. Akin, chairman of the committee of conference on resolutions in reference to newspapers, made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT-Your committee, to whom was referred the newspaper subject, would respectfully report in favor of the proposition of Messrs. Speer & Ross to furnish copies of the Daily Tribune to each member and officer of both Houses for the session, at the price of one dollar per copy, and ten copies to each member of all laws passed by the Legislature, and published in the Tribune, bound in pamphlet form, within ten days after the Legislature has adjourned. The said paper to be of the full size of the Daily Topeka State Record. All of which is respectfully submitted. E. L. AKIN,

Chairman.

The second reading of bills being in order, Senate bill No. 17, "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish a code of civil procedure,' approved February 11, 1859," was

Read a second time, and

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 18, "An act to vacate a certain State Road," INS PAJAT

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Read a second time, and

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Referred to the Committee on Roads and Bridges.

Senate bill No. 19, "An act supplemental to 'An act to provide for the regulation of the running at large of swine,' was

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Read a second time, and

Referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

Senate bill No. 21, "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize counties and cities to issue bonds to railroad companies,' approved February 10, 1865," was

Read a second time, and

Referred to the Committee on Railroads.

Senate bill No. 22, "Ah act for the sale of lands belonging to

two Houses. Committee on the part of the House, Messrs. Stewart, Foster, Martindale, Lacock and Bradford.

JOHN T. MORTON,
Chief Clerk.

On motion of Senator Akin,

A committee of conference was appointed on the part of the Senate, to confer with a like committee on the part of the House upon Senate concurrent resolution No. 2.

Senators Akin, Grover and Horne were appointed such com mittee.

On motion of Senator Legate,

The Senate went into Committee of the Whole for the consid eration of Senate bill No. 4, "An act to declare M. O. Murphy, a minor, of lawful age,

Senator Legate in the chair.

After some time spent therein, the committee rose and through their chairman reported back Senate bill No. 4, and recommended its passage.

Senator Legate moved that the rules be suspended, and that Senate bill No. 4 be considered engrossed and read a third time

now.

And the question being on the suspension of the rules,

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

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Yeas, 18; nays, 0.

Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were

Senators Akin, Drenning, Eskridge, Gambell, Grover, Horne, Houston, Jones, Legate, Manning, Milhoan, Quigg, Riggs, Speer, Smith, Twiss, Weer and Wheeler.

And so the rules were suspended, and Senate bill No. 4 was

Read a third time,

And the question being, Shall the bill pass?

The yeas and nays were had with the following result:

Yeas, 18; nays, 0.

Gentlemen voting in the affirmative were—

Senators Akin, Drenning, Emmert, Eskridge, Gambell. Grover,

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