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Your committee had a conference with the trustees, and received from them interesting and valuable information. They assured us that the Superintendent, Dr. McWorkman, possessed rare qualifications; that his long experience as Superintendent of the Blind Institutions of Indiana and Missouri, together with his executive ability and his moral worth, rendered him eminently fit for the responsible position he occupies, and that his services were invaluable.

Mrs. Standish, the Matron, is in charge of the domestic department, and to her rare executive ability is due the neatness and order observed on every hand by your committee. Her gentleness and uniform. kindness wins the love and respect of all the inmates of the Institute, and her presence in the building is a guarantee that “all is well.”

Dr. Sibley, the head of the literary department, is, we are assured by the trustees, one of the most efficient educators of the blind in the United States.

Miss Colby, Miss Hill and Miss McGinpis, assistants to Dr. Sibley, are devoted to their labor and the unfortunate children in their charge.

In short, your committee is persuaded, from all the information that could be gathered in the time that we were at the Institute, that the management throughout could not be bettered in any particular.

The trustees, in their report, recommend that the law be so amended as to provide for the appointment of eleven trustees, instead of seven, seven of whom shall be residents of St. Louis, and who shall form the executive board, the remaining four to be residents of different parts of the State, who shall meet with the executive board, quarterly, and that they shall receive actual and necessary expenses incurred by such quarterly meetings, but no compensation for their services.

Your committee believe that it will be for the best interests of the institution to adopt their recommendations, with the exception that we think five trustees from St. Louis and four from the State at large will be sufficient to meet the requirements.

The trustees ask at the hands of the Legislature, the following appropriations for the conduct of the Institute for the next two years : For salaries of teachers, etc...

$16,000 For maintenance of school..

36,000 For library......

1,000 For repairing and refurnishing.

5,000

Total......

$58,000

They impressed very strongly on the minds of your committee that this was the smallest amount with which the Institute could be maintained during the next two years in a manner consistent with the actual comfort and welfare of the pupils, as well as with the dignity of the State.

Your committee earnestly recommend that the amount asked for be appropriated. We feel sure that while the good people of the great State of Missouri want their Representatives to economically administer the finances of the State, they do not want them to appropriate less than the amount necessary to conduct our eleemosynary institutions in a manner that will insure comfort and advancement to the inmates and reflect credit on the State. All of which is respectfully submitted.

W. A. JACOBS, Chairman. Which was read at length and adopted, and 1,500 copies ordered printed, 1,000 for the use of the Asylum, 125 for the use of the Senate, 375 for the use of the House of Representatives, and the report referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Senator DeArmond submitted the following report from the Committee on Judiciary:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 52, entitled “An act to amend section 201 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, in relation to administration," beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass, with the accompanying amendment; which was read.

The bill so reported, being Senate bill No. 52 was taken up, and the following amendment offered by the committee

Amend by striking out the word “adding,” in fifth line, section 1, original bill, and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "inserting in fourth line of said section 201 after the word 'less ;) ” was read first and second times and adopted, and the bill, as amended, ordered engrossed.

Senators Allen, Walker and Rogers granted leave of absence one day.

The following message was received from the House, through Mr. Hawley, Chief Clerk:

MR. PRESIDENT: I am instructed by the House to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed substitute for House bill No. 69, entitled "An act to amend section 1155, article 4, chapter 23 of the Revised Statutes, 'Of circuit courts,'” in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Senator DeArmond submitted the following report from the Committee on Judiciary:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred substitute for House bill No. 38, entitled "An act to amend section three thousand seven hundred and forty-two (3742), article eleven (11), chapter fifty-nine (59) of the Revised Statutes, Practice in civil cases,'” beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass; which was read.

The bill so reported being substitute for House bill No. 38, entitled, "An act to amend section 3742, article 11, chapter 59 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, “Practice in civil cases," was taken up, and read a third time and passed by the following vote:

AYES–Senators Bradley, Bryant, Byrns, Bland, Cabell, Caldwell, Cottey, DeArmond, Dobyns, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Edwards of St. Charles, Gottschalk, Headlee, Heard, Heaston, Hutt, Jacobs, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mackay, Manistre, Manring, Morrisson, Naylor, Pehle, Rouse and Stephens—29.

ABSENT ON LEAVE-Senators Allen, Mabrey, Rogers and Walker

SICK-Senator Perkins.
The title of the bill was read and agreed to.

Senator Cottey moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill passed, and lay the motion to reconsider on the table; the latter motion was agreed to.

Senator DeArmond submitted the following report from the Committee on Judiciary:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 64, entitled "An act to provide for the making of settlements with the State Auditor and 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,” beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass, with the accompanying amendment; which was read.

The bill so reported, being Senate bill No. 64, was taken up, and the following amendment offered by the Committee

Amend by striking out the word "and,” between“ duties” and 65 action,” second line, third page of bill, and twenty-first line of printed copy, and by inserting after said word “action " the words

“and compensation,” and by inserting after the word “committee,” in same line, the words " and clerk;" was read first and second times and adopted, and the bill laid over informally.

Senator DeArmond submitted the following report from the Committee on Judiciary:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 57, entitled "An act to amend sections 5371, 5372 and 5407, article 4, chapter 95 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of counties,"” beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass; which was read.

The bill so reported, being Senate bill No. 57, was taken up and ordered engrossed.

Senator Cabell moved to reconsider the vote by which Senate bill No. 55 was referred to the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence; carried.

On motion of Senator DeArmond the bill was then recommitted to the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.

On third reading of bills, Senate bill No. 17, entitled "An act respecting the probate court in the county of Jackson," was taken up, read the third time and passed by the following vote:

AYES–Senators Bradley, Bryant, Byrns, Bland, Cabell, Caldwell, Cottey, DeArmond, Dobyns, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Edwards of St. Charles, Gottschalk, Headlee, Heard, Heaston, Hutt, Jacobs, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mackay, Manistre, Morrisson, Naylor, Pehle, Rouse and Stephens--29.

ABSENT ON LEAVE-Senators Allen, Mabrey, Rogers and Walker-4. SICK-Senator Perkins.

The question then recurring on the emergency clause of the bill it was read and adopted by the following vote :

AYES–Senators Bradley, Bryant, Bland, Cabell, Caldwell, Cottey, DeArmond, Dobyns, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Edwards of St. Charles, Gottschalk, Headlee, Heard, Heaston, Hutt, Jacobs, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mackay, Manistre, Manring, Morrisson, Naylor, Pehle, Rouse and Stephens—28.

ABSENT–Senator Byrns.
ABSENT ON LEAVE-Senators Allen, Mabrey, Rogers, and Walker

SICK-Senator Perkins.
The title of the bill 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 was agreed to.

Senate bill No. 6, entitled "An act requiring the Governor to appoint a special committee of the General Assembly to visit and examine the institutions of the State," was taken up and 50 copies of the House amendments ordered printed.

Senator Cabell introduced Senate joint and concurrent resolution No. 8, entitled “Concurrent resolution submitting to the legal voters of the State of Missouri amendments to the Constitution thereof concerning the St. Louis Court of Appeals and the Circuit Court of the city of St. Louis ;" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Substitute for House bill No. 69, entitled "An act to amend section sectiod 1155, article 4, chapter 23 of the Revised Statutes, Circuit courts,'” was taken up and read the first time.

Senator Morrisson moved that when the Senate adjourn it adjourn until to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock, which was agreed to.

Senator Dobyns was excused from the Committee on Deaf and Dumb Asylum and Senator Allen appointed as a member of said committee.

On motion of Senator Headlee, the Senate adjourned.

TWENTY-SECOND DAY-TUESDAY, February 1.

MORNING SESSION.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
The President in the chair.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
Journal of yesterday read and approved.

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