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Messrs. Blair, Butler, Barker, Crichton, Edwards, Martin, Matheny, Murdock, Palmer, Price, Schmidt, J. C. Wil

V. P. Wilson and York.
Gentlemen voting in the negative were:

Messrs. Brandley, Ely, Grimes, Johnson, Judd, Martindale, McFarland, McWirt, Moonlight, Morrill, O'Neil, Rogers Simons, Simpson, St. John, Walker and Winter.

Gentlemen absent or not voting were :
Messrs. Guerin and Topping.
And so the resolution was not adopted.

The following resolution in relation to the Socretary appointing additional clerks,

Was then taken up for consideration.

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be and is hereby authorized to appoint from time to time, such assistant clerks as the necessities of the business of the Senate may demand.

Mr. Moonlight offered the following amendment:

Resolved, That Miss Alice Armsby, of Mound City, be and is hereby appointed Assistant Enrolling Clerk of the Senate. That Miss Emma Hunt, of Emporia, be and hereby is appointed Assistant Engrossing Clerk of the Senate; and that all other clerks necessary for enrolling and engrossing as business may increase shall be appointed by the Enrolling and Engrossing Clerks respectively, with the approval of the President of the Senate: And provided further, That should any Standing or Special Committee require the services of a clerk, such Committee shall have power to employ not more than one person, and report the same to the President of the Senate.

Mr. Butler moved to lay the resolution on the table.
Which motion was lost.

Mr. Winter offered the following amendment to the amendment:

Provided, That the assistant's pay shall not begin until their services are required.

Which amendment was adopted.

The question then being upon the adoption of the amendment offered by Mr. Moonlight, as amended,

A vote was had,
And it was not adopted.
Mr. Brandley then offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the President of the Senate is hereby authorized to appoint, from time to time, such assistant clerks as the necessities of the Senate may demand.

Which was adopted.
On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

GEO. C. CROWTHER,

Secretary

MORNING SESSION.

TOPEKA, January 23, 1873, 10 o'clock, A. M.
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, Crichton, Edwards, Ely, Grimes, Johnson, Judd, Martin, Martindale, Matheny, McFarland, McWirt, Moonlight, Morrill, Murdock, O'Neil, Palmer, Rogers, Schmidt, Simons, Simpson, St. John, Walker, V. P. Wilson, Winter and York.

Quorum present.
The Journal of yesterday read and approved.

The election of a Chaplain for the Senate being the Special Order for 10 A. M.,

Mr. Matheny nominated Rev. P. S. Clelland.
Mr. Murdock nominated Rev. F. S. McCabe.
Mr. V. P. Wilson nominated Rev. Mr. Patten.
Mr. Palmer nominated Father Defouri.
A ballott was then had with the following result:
Mr. Clelland received 1 vote.
Mr. McCabe received 17 votes.
Ar. Patten received 10 votes.
Mr. Defouri received 1 vote.
Mr. Matheny voted for Mr. Clelland.
Gentlemen voting for Mr. McCabe were:

Messrs. Blair, Brandley, Barker, Crichton, Edwards, Judd, Martin, Martindale, McFarland, Moonlight, Murdock, O'Neil, Rogers, Simons, Simpson, Winter and York.

Gentlemen voting for Mr. Patten were:

Messrs. Butler, Ely, Grimes, Johnson, McWirt, Morrill, Schmidt, St. John, Walker, and V. P. Wilson.

Mr. Palmer voted for Mr. Defouri.

Rev. F. S. McCabe having received a constitutional majority was declared duly elected Chaplain of the Senate for this term.

The President of the Senate then appointed as Committee to investigate affairs of State officers :

Messrs. Johnson, J. C. Wilson and Butler.

Mr. Winter offered the following petition of Wendlin Hurd and thirty-five others, praying for an amendment of section 2, chapter 40, of the General Statutes of Kansas, relating to fences.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

Mr. York, Chairman of the Committee on Finance and Taxation, made the following minority report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom was referred

Senate Bill No. 8, An act to postpone the penalty for non-payment of taxes,

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.

A. M. YORK,

Chairman.
And also the following majority report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom was referred

Senate Bill No. 8, An act to postpone the penalty for non-payment of taxes,

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.

A. M. YORK,

Chairman.

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Finance and Taxation, to whom was referred The petition of — Clough and others, for legislation

-to encourage settlers by exempting one-half of every occupied quarter section from taxation,

Have had the same under consideration, and I am directed to report the said petition to the Senate with the recommendation that it be rejected, as the legislation prayed for is prohibited by the Constitution.

A. M. YORK,

Chairman. Mr. Moonlight, Chairman of the Special Committee, made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee of the Leavenworth Delegation, to whom was referred

Senate Bill No. 17, An act with reference to cities of the first 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 passed.

THOMAS MOONLIGHT,

Chairman.
Mr. Barker, Chairman of the Committee on Public
Lands, made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred

Senate Bill No. 20, An act relating to the sale of school lands,

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. BARKER,

Chairman.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE.

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The following message from the House of Representatives was then read:

MR. PRESIDENT: I am directed to inform the Senate that the House concurs in

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