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Devoted to the Interests of the Fanners' Alliance and Industrial Unioa and Other Kindred Organizations. VOL. II. NO. 20. TOPjEKA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1391. 10 PAGES. KANSAS UMH.HLATUltlC Monday, February 9. Eighteen bllla intnulucod Into the Hourje; among thorn was No. CM, by Brown, of Harvey, pro viding for the appointment of a state pon ulon ns;ent, and making an appropriation therefor. Mr. Barnott introduced bill No. CM, providing for Insuring publicity of pro ceedings of county coramiaoloners. Mr. Fortney Introduced bill No. C74, to provldo for the election cf four Suprome court commiHaioners and providing for their compennatlon. Thirty-one bllla woro read a lecond time and referred, twelve of which were referred to the judiciary committor, Fourteen Ullo were reported upon by the standing committees. The following report was made upon Houco bill No. :i80: Ma. Si'RAJtFH: The oommittoe of theju diciary have had under consideration IIoubo bill No. .W, entitled "An act to repeal sec tions 351!, JO, 3!U Rnd SSS of chapter 31 of the compiled laws of Karium, oode of 1835," and House bill No. &38, entitled "An aot to ropoal section 3, chapter 131, of session laws of 188!)," and instruct me to report them back and recommend their rejection. The oommittoo are of the opinion that shippers and tho traveling public bare some right which should bo reupoctod; that while they recognize the right of laborers to stride or quit work, they think It should not be done under such circumstances as to injurs the public, noithor should they be pormii ted to dontroy proporty. Any difllculty between laborers and cor porations organized to perform publio func tions, should be sottlod by arbitration. This tho oommittoe believe that the state has a right to insist upon, and think it should be be obeyed by both parties. J. 8. Doouttijb, Chairman. And the following report was made upon House bill No. 470: Mh. Spkaieh: The committeo of tho ju diciary, to whom was referred House bill No. 475, entitlod "An aot amendatory to sec tion 10 an the act paused at the session of 18G8, providing for the maintenance and support of illegitimate children, printed aj paragraph ?JG7 of the statutes of 1380," have had the some under coiwidaratifln, And In struct me to report it bock, and recommend its paenage. Under the old law, no provis ion was made for tho payment of cor.ts in case of settlement; thin bill provides that the suit shall bo diemietiod on the payment of ooHte, when it is shown to the court that the party accused has in good faith m&rried the accuccr. J. S. Doourri.it, Chairman. And the following report was ruado upon House bills No. 529 and C20: ' Mk. Speikib: Your committee on totor nal Improvements, to whom was referred House bill No. CW, "An act graaUag the righto to erect aud raainUia dams aciroaa tho KanHrus river, within tho county of Shaw nee," have had the erun& under coanidoration and iBetruoi me to report the. bill buclk to tho Hou, with the rooommcmhtion thftt it bo panned as amended. I). M. How aud, Chairman. Aldo, lloune bill No. C20, "An act to grant to Jamo Anthony and his a.wooiatoi, per sonal or corporate, and to their suoceiveors and anaigns, a certain atrip of land over and aorons the inanne oylum grounds, and the use of Soldier oreclk through the roform school grounds, in Shawnee county, for cer tain purpcjeV and instruct mo to report the bill back to the House, with the recom mendation that tho subetituto therein con tained bo passed. D. M. IIowAtti), Chairman. House concurrent resolution No. 20, waa called up, road and adopted, which reads aa follows: Whereas, Tho continental Congrats reflog nized the gross Injuiitico of paying its sol diers in depredated currency, and as a pledge of good faith towards tho array, on tho 10th day of April, 1780, paaiod tho fol lowing roeolution, viz: Iloeolvod, That when Cocgreas shall bo f arnibhod with tho proper documents to liqui date the depreciation of tho continental bills of credit, wo will an soon thereafter aa tho state of publio . flnancce will permit, make good to the lino of the army, and the inde pendent corps thereof, tho deficiency of their original pay occasioned by the depre dation. (Journal of Cottgrefts, vol. 3, p. 117.) And Whereas, During the late war of tho re bellion our army and navy wero paid in a currenoey which gradually depreciated un til $1 was worth but 35 cents; therefore bo it Resolved, That our honorod Eeprosonta tivos in Congress bo requested to use their beet efforts to procure tho enactment and approval of a law authorizing the secretary of tho treasury to Imuo the currency of the United States of the character described la tho act of February 3, 1802, and whkh shall bo a full legal tendor for all dobto, publio and private, (and when received by tho treasurer of tho United States shall be re iouued,) sufficient in amount to pay each officer and soldier of the army and navy solving ninety days or more during the war of the robollion, the loss oocaoioned by the depredation of the currency at the time of service; that Congress shall cause such pay ment to be made to the soldier if surviving, otherwise to his widow, minor children, nio&her or father, La tho order named. At regular meeting of Garfield Post No. 25, 0. A. It , held at Garfield hall, in tho city of Wichita, February 4, 1801, the above petition waa ordered to be forwarded to the Legislature, now la session at Topeka for their action, at the action of this post. It vr ftfl signed by C. 0. Furley, poet coratn&nder; II. Btewart, adjutot. Two blib were possod House till No. 123 bclrj Introduced by Speaker Elder, and which hid teca diluted at length In the committee of the whoto. The fol lowing is tho record of It: lloune bill No, 1.'12, An act to uwure uni formity of lir.tlcff taxation of bonds, inort gigeij, notes and othor securities for indebt ednens, was read tho third time, and tho question being, "Shall tho bill paRS?" tho roll was called, with the following result t Yean, 77; nays, i:; absent or not votin;, :t0. Tho following gacitlemen voted in tho alurmative: Me.jnrs. Alexander, Androivs, Atherton, Bamos, Barnett, Ilryden, Dur gard, Campbell, Castor, Chubb, Clovckud, Clover, Coona, Cory, Coulson, Crumley, Day, Dickson, Dokn, Doolittle, Doublediy, Douglann, Dumbauld, Everly, Fisher, Fort ney, Freeman, Goodvin, Ilardick, lUrdy, Hartcnbowor, Harvey, Heber, Helmioh, Henry, Hicox, Hicks, Hollenbaoh, Hopkins, Howard, Hurt, Ingnxn, Jonei of Cherokee, Kenton, 'Lewi, Leody, Lupfer, Maddoi, Matchatt, Maxwell, MoCoukey, MaKioale, Mocker, Milzior, Uitehell, Morris, Morrison, Newman, Patterson, Reid, Cehng, llogers of Mirion, Ruble, Reokardn, Scott, Po'ja, Smith of Smith, Stanley, Steolo, Stephens, Steward, Tanner, Tucker, Vail, Vandeven ter, Wagner, Watwn, Whittington and Mr. Spoakor Elder. Tho following gentlemen voted in tho negative: Meircra. HinholT, Drown of Har vey, Hoover, King, Nocley, Nixon, Pearson of Allen, Phinney, Pratt, Reedor, Reming ton, Rice of Bourbon, Beaton, Simmons, Showaltor, SUhl, Webb, Williamson and York. Amon the seventy el x ycaa wero MeBsrs. Atherton, Douglaisa, Heber and nopklna, four Hepubllcflno, and Mllner, Democrat Mecflrs. Horner and Neeley, Demo crats, voted with seventeen Republicans In the negative. Mr. Douglass thus explained his vote: This bill lmpoaea no additional tax; tho property deacribablo in it is already taxable; but under existing laws, while a conitoien tlous roan makes a full return of his prop erty, and pays his tax, the man without conscience avoids doing so. This bill pro pone to supply an incentive to the mem without conscience to pay what ho honestly owes, but penitently falls to pay. The end sought is certainly a good one. While I fully believe it might bo of ad vantage to borrowers to remore all taxation from notes and mortgegcu, yift, eo lor g as we pretend to impose tho tax, thora la no sense in collecting it only fro a honest mea and allowing the other ctuim to escape. I also recognize defects In tha present bill, but, bolievizig thiit they will be fully rsm died before tho bill become a law, I record my vote in its favor. House t 111 No. 170, "An act rehtlaj to liabilities of rallroadj for dixjgco by fire, and amendatory of ecctloa 1C5 of chapter 23 of the general etatutej of 163,n was read the third tine, ud th) question beia, Chall the bill p.irt th-a roll was called, wltb&a SoUowteg rcault: Yean CO, nays 8; ahnont 27. The Houea vent Into committor cf the whole, Mr. Ilrown of Harvey the chair, on House bill No. 20, by Mr. Eulth cf Omlth. This Is the Auntralian election iyotom, which U In fivor In the Homio. Mr. Doolittlfl, chalrmta of the judlc Ury cocamlttio, submittal the following report?: The oommittoo of tho Judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 1V, enticed "An act in regard to aliezta, and to restrict their right to acquire aad hold real orate, and provide tot tho dinponltion of land now owued by non-mldonts," hai had tin seme under coimidercUon, and And that in many reMpeotii it li the same ns the lloune bill now before tho oommlUeo of the whole on the same rubjoct; tho oommittoe tlwoforo in structs mo to rejwrt it back and reomraead that It bo considered with tho Houttu bill. J. S. Doomttlk, Chairman. Tho committee cf tho jud'ohuy, to whoon was roforrod Hoiiro bills Ncs. CO, 213, W, 50, 4.1, 18 and 5, all in refereuco to tho evla and rodemdtion of land sold on mortgage of foreclosure suit, have had tho name un der consideration, with tho rooommendutlon that they be indoilnitoly postponed, for tho reonon that a bill covering tho samo general grounds has been reported by tho commit tee, and is now before tho Houre for consid eration. J. S. DooMTTur,, Chairman. Tuesday, Febrirry 10. The Seccte confirmed tho nomination of WHK.isa H. McBride, of Osbcroo county, for Duperin tendent of insurance for the terra com mencing July 1, 1001. flea&tcrs Kills ton, Schilling and "Wheeler voted aitast bis confirmation, and Scoatom Cerroll of Leavenworth, King end Senior wore ub sont and Senator a No rton and Oeborn were excuse from votlnfr. Bcnate till No. 113, An act relating to cities of the drat ch ja, and to amend chapter 131 of the soimoa hwa of U'dO, entitled "An set relating to tho police government of cities, and amendatory of ucd supploEiectal to chapter 100 of the session laws of 1837, being an act entitled Aa oct providing for the police govern ment of cities through a beard of pclloe commualonerB, appointed by the execu tive council, aloo for simitar govern ment of cities of the socond cIms la cor .taia car.es approved March 2, 1839," wan read the third tlmt, and the question being, "flhall the bill pare?" th roll was called with the following result: Yeas, 15; nays, 23. Seniors votlna; la favor of the pfxeage ofthebiU were: Messrs. Bontky, Eu chta, Carroll cf L( avonworfJi, Carroll of Hhtnl, EllLiton, Oilktt, Johnson, Jliia la'l, Mechsra, Mohlor, Osboyn, K'cIif,or, Rush, Schilling ard 'Wtlioa. Sentcn voting m thu ncgtitivo vrsra: i