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1905, and to provide for fees to be charged students at said Agricultural College.

Also, passed House bill No. 827, An act relating to the State Penitentiary, and making appropriations for the fiscal years ending 30, 1904, and June 30, 1905, and for the balance of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1903.

Also, passed substitute for House bill No. 774, An act making an appropriation to George H. Evans for money due him as interest paid on stato warrants. The bills are transmitted herewith.

W. P. Mason, Chief Clerk. MR. PRESIDENT: I am directed by the House to inform the Senate that the House bas adopted House concurrent resolution No. 21, Relating to the treatment of insane patients at the Topeka and Osawatomie insane hospitals. The resolution is transmitted herewith.

W. P. Mason, Chief Clerk. Senator Buschow introduced Senate petition No. 28, which is as follows:

To the Honorable Members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Kansas : We, the undersigned, merchants, mechanics, laborers, citizens and taxpayers of Thomas county, Kansas, have examined the proposed garnishment law, as it appears on the reverse side of this sheet, and believe it is an equitable and fair measure, and one that should be passed by the present Legislature.

Signed by M. F. Roller and thirty others.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary.

THIRD READING OF BILLS. Senate bill No. 274, An act to provide for the indeterminate sentence of persons convicted of certain felonies, for the termination of such sentence and the release of such persons, defining the duties of the directors and warden of the Penitentiary in relation thereto, and repealing section 5686 of the General Statutes of 1901 and all other acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith, was read the third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass 5? the roll was called, with the following result: Yeas 21, nays 5; absent or not voting, 14.

Senators voting in favor of the passage of the bill were: Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Codding, Crum, Findlay, Fitzpatrick, Fulton, Gabriel, Householder, Leidy, McKnight, Morrow, Pestana, Simons, Smith, Stewart, Tapp. Vincent, and Wright.

Senators voting in the negative were: Hurrel, King, Peterson, Ward, and Wulfekuhler.

Senators absent or not voting were: Allen, Chaney, Conrad, Cubbison, Fullington, Henley, Kennedy, McMillan, Miller, Morehouse, Noftzger, Porter, Sponable, and White.

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

Senate bill No. 368, An act relating to bonds and undertakings, to allow certain corporations to be accepted as sureties thereon, regulating the admission of such corporations to the state of Kansas, the control and regulation of all corporations engaged in the surety bonding business, and imposing penalties for violation of this act, was read the third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called, with the following result: Yeas 30, nays 0; absent or not voting, 10.

Senators voting in favor of the passage of the bill were: Allen, Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Codding, Crum, Fitzpatrick, Fulton, Gabriel, Henley, Householder, Hurrel, Kennedy, King, Leidy, McKnight, McMillan, Miller, Morehouse, Pestana, Peterson, Porter, Simons, Smith, Stewart, Tapp, Vincent, Wright, and Wulfekuhler.

Senators absent or not voting were: Chaney, Conrad, Cubbison, Findlay, Fullington, Morrow, Noftzger, Sponable, Ward, and White.

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

Senator Smith moved to strike out the word “fifty,” in line 7, section 3, of Senate bill No. 368, and insert the words, “one hundred” in lieu thereof.

The amendment was lost.

Senator Fitzpatrick moved to strike out the word "duplicate," in line 4, section 5, Senate bill No. 368, and inserting the word “triplicate" in lieu thereof.

The amendment prevailed.

Senator Porter requested that Senate bill No. 401 and Senate bill No. 273 be transposed on the Calendar.

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REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE. MR. PRESIDENT: Your special committee appointed to consider bills relating to sheriffs' fees find it impossible to consolidate all bills regarding the same, and recommend that all bills now in the committee be placed on third reading at this time, and that they be made a special order for Thursday, February 26, 1903, eight P. M.

SAM'L J. Stewart, Chairman. On motion of Senator Stewart, the report was adopted.

Substitute for Senate bills Nos. 287, 304, and 358, An act relating to cities of first, second and third class, and empowering such cities to obtain water, heat, light, power, etc., repealing sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of chapter 82 of the Laws of 1897, and amending section 8 of said chapter 82 of the Laws of 1897, and section 9 as amended by section 1 of chapter 107 of the Laws of 1901, and repealing said original section 8, and also repealing section 9 as so amended, was read the third time.

Senator Carpenter moved to amend section 3 by adding, after the word “effect” the following: “and provided further, that any funds arising from the proceeds of any such plant or plants, for the purpose of bettering, constructing and installing any such plant that such city may have or may desire to acquire by construction or purchase."

The motion prevailed.

Senator Wulfekubler moved to amend by inserting in the title, after the word "power,” the word “telephone”; in section 1, after the word “electric-light,” the word "teleephone;" also, in section 1, after the word “heat," the word "telephone"; in section 2, after the word "protection,” the word "telephone"; also, in section 2, after the word “heat," the word “telephone”; in section 3, after the word “wells," the word "telephone."

The motion prevailed.

The question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called, with the following result: Yeas 34, nays 0; absent or not voting, 6

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

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McKnight, McMillan, Morehouse, Noftzger, Pestana, Peterson, Porter, Simons, Sponable, Stewart, Tapp, Vincent, White, Wright, and Wulfekuhler.

Senators absent or not voting were : Fitzpatrick, Fullington, Miller, Morrow, Smith, and Ward.

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

Senator Householder moved to reconsider the vote which passed House bill No. 513.

The motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Householder, House bill No. 513 was placed on third reading.

Senator Householder moved to amend House bill No. 513 by substituting for section 2 the following: “That the funds derived from the levy authorized in section 1 of this act shall be applied under and by direction of said board of county commissioners of Cherokee county to the payment of the outstanding debts of said county and the building, repairing and painting of bridges and building approaches to bridges over streams in Cherokee county, Kansas."

The motion prevailed.

House bill No. 513, An act relating to allowing the county commissioners of Cherokee county, Kansas, to levy a tax of two mills on each dollar's valuation for the purpose of building, repairing and painting bridges and approaches in Cherokee county, Kansas, was read the third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called, with the following result : Yeas 31, nays 0; absent or not voting, 9.

Senators voting in favor of the passage of the bill were : Allen, Branine, Buschow, Caldwell, Carpenter, Chaney, Codding, Conrad, Crum, Findlay, Fulton, Gabriel, Henley, Householder, Kennedy, King, Leidy, McKnight, McMil. lan, Morehouse, Noftzger, Peterson, Porter, Simons, Sponable, Stewart, Tapp, Vincent, White, Wright, and Wulfe. kuhler.

Senators absent or not voting were : Cubbison, Fitzpatrick, Fullington, Hurrel, Miller, Morrow, Pestana, Smith, and Ward

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

Senator Householder moved to reconsider the vote which passed Senate bill No. 522.

The motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Householder, Senate bill No. 522 was placed on third reading.

Senator Householder moved to amend Senate bill No. 522 by substituting for section 1 the following: “That said School-fund Commissioners are hereby authorized and empowered, if in their judgment such investment is found to be safe and desirable, and to purchase refunding bonds of Salamanca township, Cherokee county, Kansas, regardless of any restrictions or impositions contained in any statute of the state of Kansas heretofore enacted, when issued in accordance with the provisions of the law regarding the issuance of refunding bonds by municipalities, and to be issued by said township and city in the sum of $150,000, for the purpose of redeeming $150,000 of funding bonds of Salamanca township, Cherokee county, falling due January 1, 1916, and payable at option of township after January 1, 1896."

The motion prevailed.

Senator Householder moved to amend the title so it will read as follows: "An act authorizing the School-fund Commissioners to purchase refunding bonds of Salamanca town. ship, Cherokee county, Kansas.”

The motion prevailed.

Senate bill No. 522, An act authorizing the School-fund Commissioners to purchase refunding bonds of Salamanca township, Cherokee county, Kansas, was read the third time, and the question being, Shall the bill pass ? the roll was called, with the following result: Yeas 31, nays 0; absent or not voting, 9.

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

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