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Senate joint and concurrent resolution No. 2 was taken up and ordered engrossed.

Senator Heaston submitted the following report from the Committee on Federal relations :

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Federal Relations, to whom was referred House joint and concurrent resolution No. 3, entitled * Joint and concurrent resolution in relation to the sale or giving away of leaf tobacco, as affected by the revenue laws of the United States," beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass; which was read.

House joint and concurrent resolution No.3, entitled “ House joint and concurrent resolution in relation to the sale or giving away of leaf tobacco as affected by the revenue laws of the United States, was taken ap, read third time and passed by the following vote :

AYES-Senators Bradley, Byrns, Bland, Cabell, Caldwell, Cottey, DeArmond, Dobyns, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Edwards of St. Charles, Gottscholk, Headlee, Heard, Heaston, Hutt, Jacobs, Lloyd, McMahan, Mackay, Manring, Morrisson, Naylor, Pehle, Perkins, Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker-29.

ABSENT–Senator Allen.

ABSENT ON LEAVE-Senators Bryant, McGrath, Mabrey and Manistre-4.

The title of House joint and concurrent resolution No. 3 was read and agreed to.

Senator Heaston moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill passed, and to lay the motion to reconsider on the table, which latter motion prevailed.

Senator Byrns submitted the following report from the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 13, entitled “An act to repeal section 1804 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri," beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass with the accompanying amendment; which was read.

Senate bill No. 13, entitled "An act to repeal section 1804 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri. concerning 'crimes and criminal procedure,'" was taken up, and the following amendment reported by the committee-amend by striking out the title of the bill and inserting in lieu thereof the following: “An act to repeal section 1804 of article 15, chapter 24 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, concerning “crimes and criminal procedure'”-read first and second time and adopted, and the bill, as amended, ordered engrossed.

Senator Byrns submitted the following report from the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, which was read:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 33, entitled “An act to amend sections 1900, 1902 and 1904, article 18, chapter 24 of the Revised Statutes entitled 'Of crimes and criminal procedure,'” beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do not pass ; which was read.

The bill so reported, being Senate bill No. 33, entitled "An act to amend sections 1900, 1902 and 1904, article 18, chapter 24, of the Revised Statutes, entitled 'Of crimes and criminal procedure,” was taken up, and, on motion of Senator Edwards of St. Charles, indefinitely postponed.

Senator Walker submitted the following report from the Committee on Permanent Seat of Government, which was read and adopted :

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Permanent Seat of Government, to whom was referred a letter in regard to the purchase of chairs for the Senate Chamber, beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that the chairs costing $9 each be the ones to be purchased.

On the second reading of Senate bills, the following bills were taken up, read the second time and referred:

Senate bill No. 72, entitled "An act to amend chapter 119 of the Revised Statatutes, entitled 'Of insurance,' by providing for the imposition and collection of fines and penalties ;" referred to the Committee on Insurance.

Senate bill No, 81, entitled "An act to repeal chapter 100 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, “Of druggists and their licenses, was taken up, read second time and referred to the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.

Senate bill No. 32, entitled “An act to revise and amend chapter 145 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of the assessment and collection of the revenue, was taken up, read second time and referred to Committee on Ways and Means.

Senate bill No. 74, entitled "An act to amend section 640, chapter 17 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of commissioners of deeds, was taken

up,

read second time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 70, entitled "An act to amend section 5429, chapter 97 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of dogs, was taken up, read second time and referred to Committee on Agriculture.

Senate bill No. 75, entitled "An act to amend section 3665 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, concerning 'Abatement and revival of suits,'" was taken up, read second time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 71, entitled "An act authorizing judges of probate courts to complete records which their predecessors have left unfinished, and to provide their compensation therefor," was read second time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 78, entitled "An act to exempt the husband from payments of debts of wife contracted before marriage,” was taken up, read second time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 66, entitled "An act to amend section 7631, article 1 of chapter 164 of the Revised Statutes, entitled 'Of the State Treasury," was taken up, read second time and referred to Committee on Ways and Means.

Senate bill No. 55, entitled “An act for the confinement of persons who may be indicted for homicide and acquitted on the plea of insanity," was taken up, read second time and referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.

Senate bill No. 63, entitled "An act to repeal section 1209, article 6 of chapter 23 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of courts of record,'" was taken up, read second time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 62, entitled "An act to amend section 2732, chapter 42 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of judgments,”” taken up, read second time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 60, entitled "An act to authorize the issue and sale of Renewal Revenue bonds, for the purpose of meeting and redeeming outstanding Revenue bonds falling due in the year 1881," was taken up, read second time and referred to Committee on Ways and Means.

Senate bill No. 64, entitled "An act to provide for the making of settlements with the State Auditor and State Treasurer, and the examination of the condition and affairs of State offices generally, the Governor's excepted, in cases where such settlement has not been, or shall not be made, or has not been, or shall not be reported to and acted on by the General Assembly as required by law,” was taken up, read second time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 48, entitled "An act to amend section 4937 and section 4938, article 5 of chapter 89 of the Revised Statutes of 1879, concerning 'Cities, towns and villages, '” was taken up, read second time and referred to the Committee on Banks and Corporations.

Senate joint and concurrent resolution No. 7 was taken up, read second time, and, on motion of Senator Edwards of St. Charles, the

was

Senate went into a Committee of the Whole for its consideration, Senator Hutt in the chair.

When the committee arose, Senator Hutt submitted the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee of the Whole Senate, to whom was referred Senate joint and concurrent resolution No. 7, beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass.

Senate joint and concurrent resolution No. 7, entitled “Joint and concurrent resolution instructing our Senators and requesting our Representatives in Congress to procure all necessary legislation to grant to the St. Louis and San Francisco Railway Company, the right of way for its railroad through the Choctaw Nation in the Indian Territory, was then ordered engrossed and printed.

On second reading of House bills, the following were taken up, read second time and referred:

House bill No. 177; to Committee on Insurance.

Substitute for House bill No. 9; to Committee on Retrenchment and Reform.

Substitute for House bill No. 38; to Committee on Judiciary.

Substitute for House bills Nos. 19, 29, 37, 50, etc.; to Committee on Ways and Means.

On motion of Senator Edwards of St. Charles, substitute for House bill No. 60, was taken up and re-committeed to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Morrisson moved that when the Senate adjourned it adjourn until Monday morning at 10 o'clock; agreed to.

On motion of Senator Morrisson, Senate adjourned.

TWENTY-FIRST DAY-MONDAY, January 31.

MORNING SESSION,

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
The president in the chair.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The journal of Saturday read approved.

The President announced the committee to receive the Hon. E. B. Washburn in conformity with the resolution adopted on Saturday : Senators Cottey, Mackay and Gottschalk.

Senator Morrisson presented a memorial from the Southeast Missouri Teachers Association, asking an amendment to the School law; which was referred to the Committee on Education.

Senator Pehle offered the following resolution:

WHEREAS, The report of the committee appointed by ex-Governor Phelps to settle with the State Auditor and State Treasurer, shows a balance due the State by Mr. Gates, on the 31st day of December, 1880, of $531,515.96; said report further shows that “on the close of business, on the 10th day of January, 1881, a balance of $518,769.12; of this amount he turned over to his successor, Phil. E. Chappel, the sum of $335,246.47, and deposited in the Bank of Commerce by Calvin F. Burnes the sum of $184,970.31, leaving a discrepancy of $11,298.18 unaccounted for; said amount has been paid out between the first day of January, 1881, and the 10th day of January, 1881; the report of the committee shows it. Be it therefore

Resolved, That the committee so appointed make a special report, without delay, to the Thirty-first General Assembly of this State, now in regular session, showing what disposition has been made of said $11,298.18.

Read first and second time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Senator Cabell offered the following amendment to the rules :

Amend rule 24 by adding at the end thereof: “And no report made by a standing committee of the Senate shall be considered the day on which it is made, but the same shall lie on the table one day, unless its immediate consideration shall be demanded by a vote of two-thirds of the Senate.

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