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Mr. Russell moved that a committee of three be appointed to prepare and report rules for the permanent government of the House, and to act in conjunction with a committee of the Senate to prepare joint rules for the two Houses. Carried.
Mr. Emery offered the following resolution, which was adopted :
Resolved, That the sergeant-at-arms be ordered to furnish each member with a copy of the compiled laws of this State.
The Speaker appointed the following committee to revise the rules : Messrs. Russell, Ide and Eskridge.
The Speaker appointed the following committee to wait on the Governor and inform him of the organization of the House : Messrs. Ide, Douthitt and Saunders.
The following message was received from the Senate :
MR. SPEAKER:—I am directed to notify the House that the Sen. ate have passed the following resolutions, and respectfully request your concurrence therein :
Resolved, That a committee of three on the part of the Senate be appointed to act with a like committee of the House, to wait on the Governor and inform his excellency that the two Houses are organized and ready to receive any communication he may have to make.
Messrs. McGrew, Thurston and Strickler were appointed such committee on the part of the Senate.
Resolved, That a committee of three on the part of the Senate be appointed to confer with a like committee on the part of the House, to report joint rules to govern both Houses.
Messrs. McGrew, Potter and Miller were appointed such committee on the part of the Senate.
JOHN FRANCIS, Secretary. Mr. Eskridge offered the following resolution, which was adopted :
Resolved, That the sergeant-at-arms procure a printed copy of the journals of the last session of the Senate and House of Representatives, for each member of this body.
Mr. Russell offered the following resolution, which was laid over under the rule :
Resolved, That the sergeant-at-arms supply each member and each officer of the House with four copies of the Daily State Record or such other daily paper as each member may elect.
Mr. Russell moved that the members withdraw without the bar to select their seats as called by the clerk. Carried.
On motion of Mr. Medill, the Speaker administered the vath of office to Abraham Ellis, engrossing clerk.
Mr. Ide offered the following resolution, which was adopted :
Resolved, That until otherwise ordered, the regular sessions of the House shall commence as follows: Morning session at ten o'clock A. M. Afternoon session at two o'clock P. M.
Mr. Russell offered the following resolution, which was adopted :
Resolved, That the sergeant-at-arms be directed to furnish seats in the gallery for the use of spectators, and that desks of members be rendered more convenient by placing a portion of them beneath the gallery.
Mr. Snider offered the following resolution, which was referred to committee on accounts:
Resolved, That the sergeant-at-arms be directed to procure a good common clock, to be put up in this room for the especial benefit of the members of this House.
Mr. Brown 22d district offered the following resolution :
Resolved, That reporters for the press be invited within the bar of the House, and that chairs and desks be prepared for their accommodation.
Mr. Douthitt moved to amend by inserting that no paper be allowed more than one reporter. Amendment accepted, and resolution as amended was adopted.
Mr. Russell offered the following resolution, which was adopted :
Resolved, That the Speaker be requested to invite the various clergymen of this city to alternately open our morning session with prayer, and that each clergyman receive the per diem of a member for each day that he so serves.
On motion, the House adjourned.
Two O'CLOCK P. M. House called to order. Speaker in the chair. Roll called. Quorum present. Absent--Messrs. Barnett, Emery, Ford and Lattin. The following report was received :
MR. SPEAKER :The committee appointed to wait upon the Governor respectfully report that they have performed the duty assigned them, and that his excellency will communicate in person with the two Houses this afternoon at three o'clock.
H. W. IDE, Chairman, The following message was received from the Senate :
MR. SPEAKER :-I am directed to notify the House that the Senate has passed the following resolution, and request your concurrence therein :
Resolved, By the Senate, the House concurring therein, That the two Houses meet in Joint Convention in the hall of the House of Representatives at three o'clock P. M., to receive a communica tion from his excellency, the Governor, in person.
JOHN FRANCIS, Sccretary. On motion of Mr. Mitchell, the House concurred in Senate resolution.
Mr. Brown offered the following resolution, which was adopted;
Resolved, That the sergeant-at-arms be required to put up curtains to the windows of this House.
Mr. Foster offered the following resolution :
Resolved, That the sergeant-at-arms be directed to move the stoves, which now incommode several members of this House, into the lobby.
Mr. Russell moved to lay the resolution on the table. Lost.
The question recurring upon the original resolution, it was adopted.
Mr. Saunders offered the following resolution, which was laid on the table :
Resolved, That the calling of the roll; at the commencement of the afternoon session, be hereafter dispensed with.
Mr. Douthitt offered the following resolution, which was adopted :
Resolved, That each and every person admitted to the floor of this House, as reporter for any newspaper, shall be and is hereby required to report his name and the name of the paper for which he is reporter to the clerk, to be entered on the journal.
The following gentlemen reported in accordance with the foregoing resolution :
D. W. Wilder, reporter for Leavenworth Conservative. Louis Weil, Kansas Zeitung. Archibald Williams, Topeka Tribune. F. G. Adams, State Record.
Mr. Russell, moved that the House do now adjourn and meet in joint session. Carried.
THREE O'CLOOK P. M. Hon. T. A, Osborn, President of the Senate, in the chair. Roll of the Senate called by the Secretary. Quorum of the Senate present. Roll of the House called by the Chief Clerk. Quorum present.
Mr. Foster, of the Senate, moved that a committee of three be appointed to wait upon the Governor and inform him that the two Houses have met in joint session, and are ready to receive any communication he may have to make,
The President appointed Senator Foster and Representatives Brown and Saunders as such committee.
The committee reported the presence of Gov. Carney, who delivered in person the following message:
[See Public Documents. —PRINTER.]
THURSDAY, January 15, 1863, 10 o'clock A. M. House called to order. Speaker in the chair. Roll called. Quorum present. Journal of yesterday read and approved.
Mr. Russell, chairman of committee on rules, [made the following report] :
MR. SPEAKER :--Your committee, appointed to prepare rules for the government of this House, beg leave to submit the following rules :
Rule 1. The Speaker shall take the chair each day, at the hour to which the House shall have adjourned. He shall call to order, and, except in the absence of a quorum, shall proceed to business in a manner prescribed by these rules,
Rule 2. He shall possess the powers and perform the duties herein prescribed, namely :
1. He shall preserve order and decorum.
2 He shall decide all questions of order, subject to appeal to the House. On every appeal he shall have the right, in his place, to assign his reasons for his decision.
3. He shall appoint all committees, except when the House shall otherwise order.
4. He may, in the absence of the Speaker pro tem., substitute any member to perform the duties of the Chair, for a period not exceeding two consecutive legislative days, but for no longer period, except by special consent of the House.
5. When the House shall be ready to go into committee of the whole, he shall name a chairman to preside.
6. He shall sign all bills passed by the House, and certify the passage of all bills that may be passed over the Governor's veto, with the date of their passage.
Of the Order of Business. Rule 3. The first business of each day's session shall be the calling of the roll, after which the journal shall be read and approved.