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Senator Edwards of St. Charles moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill passed, and to lay the motion to reconsider on the table; the latter motion prevailed.

On motion of Senator Bradley, the Senate went into executive session, at 10:20 o'clock.

At 10:35 o'clock the Senate resumed its regular session.

Senator DeArmond submitted the following report from the Committee on Judiciary, which was read:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 74, entitled "An act to amend section 640, chapter 17 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of commissioners of deeds,” beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass with the accompanying amendment.

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, and the following amendment reported by the committee: Amend by adding after the word "commission," where it first occurs in the bill (line 9, printed bill), and also at end of the bill, the words "unless sooner removed by the Governor;" which was read first and second times and adopted, and the bill, as amended, ordered engrossed.

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

Senate bill No. 67, to Committee on Education.
Senate bill No. 68, to Committee on Printing.
Senate bill No. 73, to Committee on Claims.
Senate bill No. 77, to Committee on Judiciary.
Senate bill No. 79 was taken up and read the second time.
Senator Pehle offered the following amendment:

Amend by inserting between the words “ shall” and “have,” in line 8, section 1, the following: “ be known as special revenue agent of the county, and he shall faithfully, honestly and impartially discharge the duties imposed on him by this act; and if his duties are so performed he shall hold his agency for a term of two years, but he may be discharged by the county court at any time for any violation of any of the provisions of this act. He shall”—so that said section will read from and after the word "taxed,” in line 7, and before the word "and" in line 11, as follows: "The person so appointed by the court shall be known as special revenue revenue agent of the county, and he shall faithfully, honestly and impartially discharge the duties imposed on him by this act, and if his duties are so performed he shall hold his agency for a term of two years, but he may be discharged by the county court at any time for any violation of any of the provisions of this act. He shall have lawful power to enter into any lands or tenements and make any examinations or search, which may be necessary, and mạy examine any person under oath touching the same.”

Which amendment was read first and second times, and the bill, as amended, referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Senate bill No. 80, to Committee on Ways and Means.
Senate bill No. 82, to Committee on Ways and Means.
Senate bill No. 84, to Committee on Education.
Senate bill No. 85, to Committee on Claims.

And the report of the Committee on State Lands previously made, referred to the same committee.

Senate bill No. 86, to Committee on Ways and Means.
Senate bill No. 87, to Committee on Immigration.
Senate bill No. 88, to Committee on Ways and Means.
Senate bill No. 92, to Committee on Insurance.

On third reading of bills,

Senate joint and concurrent resolution No. 6, entitled “Joint and concurrent resolution authorizing the committee appointed by the Governor to settle with the Auditor and Treasurer to cancel vouchers, destroy' warrants,” etc., was taken up, read the third time and passed by the following vote:

AYES–Senators Allen, Bradley, Byrns, Bland, Cabell, Caldwell, Cottey, DeArmond, Dobyns, Edwards of Lafayette, Edwards of St. Charles, Gottschalk, Headlee, Heard, Heaston, Hutt, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mabrey, Mackay, Manring, Morrisson, Naylor, Perkins, Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker-29.

NOES-Senators Jacobs, Manistre and Pehle-3.
Sick–Senators Bryant and Dungan-2.
The title of the bill was then 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.

Substitute for House bills Nos. 2, 74, 77 and 84, was read first time, and substitute for House bill No. 69 was taken up, read second time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Dobyns called up Senate bill No. 64, and, on motion of Senator Cottey, it was laid over informally.

Senator Manring presented a memorial from the St. Joseph and Northwest Missouri Immigration Society, which was referred to the Committee on Immigration.

Senator Edwards of Lafayette introduced Senate bill No. 101, entitled “An act to amend section 22, article 1, chapter 1, Revised Statutes of Missouri, relating to administration; read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Edwards of St. Charles introduced Senate bill No. 102, entitled "An act in relation to judges of probate courts ; read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Heard introduced Senate bill No. 103, entitled " An act to regulate practice in the Supreme Court and to aid in disposing of cases pending in said court;" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Walker introduced Senate bill No. 104, entitled "An act to amend section 818, article 2, chapter 21, Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, relating to the protection of stockholders in railroad corporations against fraudulent contracts of employes;" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator DeArmond introduced Senate bill No. 105, entitled "An act to regulate the retailing of intoxicating liquors by dealers in drugs and medicines, and to repeal chapter 100 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, ‘Of druggists and their licenses, and all other acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act;'" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Dobyns introduced Senate bill No. 106, entitled "An act to amend section 2956, chapter 44 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of justices courts;'” which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Cottey moved that when the Senate adjourn it adjourn to meet at 3 o'clock P. M. to-day. Carried.

On motion of Senator Bradley the Senate adjourned until 3 o'clock P. M. to-day.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
The President in the chair.
A quorum present.

By unanimous consent Senator Lloyd introduced Senate bill No. 107, entitled "An act to amend section 4358 of article 2 of chapter 87 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled of the restraint of diseased and Texas cattle;'" which was read first time and ordered not printed.

On motion of Senator Edwards of Lafayette, Senate bill No. 101 was taken up and ordered not printed.

By consent, Senator Edwards of St. Charles introduced Senate joint and concurrent resolution No. 9, “Authorizing and directing the Secretary of State to deliver to the Librarian of the State University six copies of the Revised Statutes of Missouri."

The committee appointed to receive the Hon. E. B. Washburn, exMinister Plentpotentiary to France, and conduct him to the Senate Chamber, appeared upon the floor, and Senator Mackay introduced the distinguished visitor in the following language:

MR. PRESIDENT: It affords me pleasure to announce to the Senate the presence of Hon. E. B. Washburn of Illinois on this floor. Did I say of Illinois? I should have said one of a family of brothers, whose names have become illustrious as public servants, and are known from the St. Laurance to the Pacific, and in whatsoever position placed, either in the halls of our national legislature, or in the courts of Europe, ever reflected honor upon our country and people; and now I introduce him, not as Washburn of Illinois, but as Washburn of our whole nation.

Whereupon the President descended from the chair, acknowledged the introduction and invited the Hon. E. B. Washburn to a seat upon the floor of the Senate.

On motion of Senator Cottey, the Senate took an informal recess.
Recess having expired the President called the Senate to order.

On motion of Senator Cabell the Senate adjourned until to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.

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TWENTY-FOURTH DAY-THURSDAY, February 3.

MORNING SESSION.

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

Senator Heaston presented a petition from Corraine Temperance Society, urging the adoption of a constitutional amendment to prohibit the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors in this State ; which was referred to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

Senator Dobyns presented a petition from citizens of Jackson township, Shelby county, Mo., asking for the submission of a constitutional amendment prohibiting the importation, manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage in this State ; which was referred to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

Senator Heard presented a petition from ministers of the gospel of the State of Missouri, asking a change in the marriage law; which was referred to the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.

Senator Dungan presented a memorial from citizens of Missouri, asking for the adoption of a constitutional amendment in regard to female suffrage; which was referred to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

Senator Rogers introduced Senate bill No. 108, entitled "An act to empower fire and marine insurance companies to continue either the stock or mutual plan of insurance only, and to elect a board of directors for the plan which may be selected;" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Cabell introduced Senate bill No. 109, entitled "An act relating to scientific and historical institutes and eleemosynary institutions;" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Edwards of St. Charles, from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, submitted the following reports, which were read:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred joint and concurrent resolution No. 7, entitled “Joint and

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