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billiard and other tables,'” beg leave to report that they have considered the same and recommend that it do pass.

The bill so reported, being Senate bill No. 100, was taken up and ordered engrossed.

Senator Walker submitted the following report from the Commit. tee on Penitentiary, which was read :

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Penitentiary, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 51, entitled "An act to amend section 6498, chapter 138, article 1, of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, entitled 'Of the Penitentiary,'” beg leave to report that they have considered the same and offer a substitute therefor, and recommend that it

do pass.

Substitute for Senate bill No. 51 reported by the Committee on Penitentiary, was taken up, read first and second times and adopted, and the bill ordered engrossed.

Senator Byrnes 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. 10, entitled "An act to amend section 1307, article 3 of chapter 24 of Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled "Crimes and criminal procedure,'" beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass.

The bill so reported, being Senate bill No. 10, entitled "An act to amend section 1307, article 3, chapter 24 of Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Crimes and criminal procedure,'" was taken up, and Senator Lloyd offered the following amendment:

Strike out all after the word “larceny,” in the seventh line; which was read first and second times and, the ayes and noes being demanded, was lost by the following vote :

AYES-Senators Caldwell, Cottey, Dobyns, Hutt, Lloyd, Mackay, Manring, Morrisson, Rogers, Rouse and Stephens—11.

NOES—Senators Allen, Bradley, Bryant, Burns, Cabell, De Armond, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Gottschalk, Heard, McGrath, McMahan, Mabrey, Manistre and Walker-15.

ABSENT—Seators Jacobs and Naylor-2.

ABSENT ON LEAVE-Senators Bland, Edwards of St. Charles, Headlee, Heaston, Phele and Perkins—6.

Senator Heard offered the following amendment:

Amend by striking out the word "thirty," in line five, and inserting the word “twenty;" which was read and, the ayes and noes being demanded, was lost by the following vote:

AYES-Senators Allen, Bryant, Byrns, Caldwell, DeArmond, Heard, Mabrey, Mackay, McGrath, McMahan, Manring, Rogers and Stephens—13.

NOES–Senators Bradley, Cabell, Cottey, Dobyns, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Gottschalk, Hutt, Jacobs, Lloyd, Manistre, Morrisson, Rouse and Walker-14.

A BSENT–Senator Naylor.

ABSENT ON LEAVE-Senators Bland, Edwards of St. Charles, Heaston, Pehle and Perkins—6.

The bill was then ordered engrossed.

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. 47, entitled "An act to authorize administrators and executors, under order of the probate court, to purchase real estate in certain cases for the benefit of creditors and other persons," beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass.

The bill so reported, being Senate bill No. 47, was taken up and ordered engrossed.

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

MR. PRSIDENT: Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 46, entitled "An act to authorize guardians and curators, under order of the probate court, to purchase real estate in certain cases for the benefit of their wards," beg leave to report that they have considered the same and recommend that it do pass, with the accompanying amendment.

The bill so reported, being Senate bill No. 46, entitled “An act to authorize guardians and curators under order of the probate court to purchase real estate in certain cases for the benefit of their wards, etc.," was taken up, and the following amendment, reported by the committee-Amend by inserting after the word “minor,” second line, printed bill, the words, " or persons of unsound mind," and by inserting after the word “minors," eighth line, printed bill, the words, “or persons of unsound mind”—was read first and second times and adopted, and the bill ordered engrossed.

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

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred substitute for House No. 69, entitled "An act to amend section 1155, article 4, chapter 23 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, 'Circuit courts,'” beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass, with the accompanying amendment, by way of substitute.

The bill so reported, being the House substitute for House bill No. 69, was taken up, and the following amendment, offered by the committee, was read first and second times and adopted:

Amend by way of substitute by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting the following in lieu thereof:

Sec. 1. Section one thousand one hundred and fifty-five of the Revised Statutes of Missouri is hereby amended by striking out the words "first,” "April" and "October," in fourth line of said section, and inserting in lieu thereof the words “third," "May” and “November,” so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows: Sec. 1155. In the eleventh judicial circuit in the county of Chariton, on the third Mondays of February, June and October; in the county of Linn, on the first Mondays of June and December; in the county of Sullivan, on the third Mondays of May and November; in the county of Grundy, on the third Monday in April, and on the first Mondays in August and January; in the county of Mercer, on the second Mondays in March and September.

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

Senate bill No. 109, entitled "An act relating. to scientific and historical institutes and eleemosynary institutions,” referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Senate bill No. 110, entitled “An act to amend sections 6057 and 6060, article 5, chapter 119 of Revised Statutes of Missouri, Of taxation of insurance companies,” referred to the Committee on Insurance.

Senate bill No. 114, entitled "An act to amend section 3046, article 9 of chapter 44 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, 'Of justices courts,'” referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 115, entitled “An act to amend section 1819, article 18 of chapter 21 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, concerning crimes and criminal procedure,” referred to the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.

Senate bill No. 117, entitled "An act to amend section 3514, article 5, chapter 59, Revised Statutes, of practice in civil cases,'” referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 119, entitled "An act to amend section 2343, chapter 32, Revised Statutes, Of executions,'” referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 116, entitled "An act authorizing counties having a past due indebtedness for the building of court houses and jails to refund the same, and at a lower rate of interest,” referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

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," referred to the Committee on Insurance.

Senate bill No. 112, entitled "An act for the completion and improvement and finishing necessary heating apparatus and furniture for the Normal School Building of the Second District, and to appropriate money therefor,” referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Senate bill No. 113, entitled "An act to amend sections 3486, 3487, 3488 and 3489, article 4, chapter 59, Revised Statutes, Of practice in civil cases,'” referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 120, entitled “An act to amend sections 833, 838 and 842, article 3, chapter 21 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, * Railroad classification - charges-commissioners," referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

Senate bill No. 121, entitled "An act to amend section 7606, chapter 164 of the Revised Statutes, 'Of the State Treasury,'” referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Senate bill No. 122, entitled “An act to admit A. R. Craften to the practice of medicine and surgery in this State,” referred to the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.

On third reading of House bills, House substitute for House bill No. 69, entitled "An act to amend section 1155, article 4, chapter 23 of the Revised Statutes, Circuit courts,'” was taken up, and read a third time and passed by the following vote :

AYES–Senators Allen, Bryant, Byrns, Cabell, Caldwell, Cottey, De Armond, Dobyns, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Heard, Hutt, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mabrey, Mackay, Manistre, Manring, Morrisson, Naylor, Rogers, Rouse and Stephens-24.

NO–Senator Gottschalk.
A BSENT–Senators Bradley, Jacobs and Walker-2.

ABSENT ON LEAVE-Senators Bland, Edwards of St. Charles, Headlee, Heaston, Pehle and Perkins-6.

The title of the bill was read and agreed to.

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

By unanimous consent, Senator Cabell introduced Senate bill No. 131, entitled "An act to amend section 6659, chapter 145 of the Revised Statutes, 1879, title · Taxation and equalization,' so as to include historical societies in subjects of exemption;" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Heard presented a petition from various ministers of the gospel praying for the passage of a marriage license law; which was referred to the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.

Senator Hutt moved that when the Senate adjourns it adjourn until to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock; agreed to.

On motion of Senator Rouse, the Senate adjourned.

TWENTY-NINTH DAY-WEDNESDAY, February 9.

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 Stephens presented a petition from citizens of Boone county in regard to assessment of grain ; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Senator Byrns introduced Senate bill No. 132, entitled "An act to amend section 3729, article 2, chapter 59 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of change of venue;' " which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Cabell introduced Senate bill No. 133, entitled "An act to provide for the registration of all voters in cities having a population of more than one hundred thousand inhabitants, and to govern elec

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