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37, Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Guardians and curators,'' to Committee on Judiciary.

House bill No. 235, entitled "An act to amend sections 2963 and 4030, Revised Statutes, concerning service of subpoenas," to Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Cottey was excused from Committee on State University, and Senator Mackay appointed to fill the vacancy.

Senator Morrisson called up Senate bill No. 67, entitled "An act to revise and amend chapter one hundred and fifty, General Statutes of Missouri, 'Of schools,” and moved that the Senate go into Committee of the Whole; which was agreed to.

Senator Hutt took the chair.

Committee rose ; the President called the Senate to order; Senator Hutt reported progresse and asked leave to set again; which was granted.

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

MR. PRESIDENT: I am instructed by the House to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and concurred in Senate amendments to House bill No. 1.

The President announced that all other business would be suspended, and directed the Secretary to read at length House bill No. 1, entitled “An act in relation to street railroads, and repealing section three of an act, entitled 'An act concerning street railroads in the city of St. Louis,' approved January 16, 1860, in so far as said section conflicts with the provisions of this act," and stated that, unless objections be made, he would sign the same, to the end that it may become a law.

The bill was read at length by the Secretary, no objections being made, and the presiding officer, in the presence of the Senate, in open session, and no other business intervening, affixed his signature thereto; said bill was also signed by the Secretary.

Senator DeArmond moved that when the Senate adjourn, it adjourn until to-morrow at 10 o'clock.

Senator Cabell was granted leave of absence until next Wednesday.

Upon motion of Senator Edwards of Lafayette, the Senate adjourned.

THIRTY-EIGHTH DAY–MONDAY, February 21.

MORNING SESSION.

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 Rouse presented a petition from Father Mathew Lodge No. 358, I. O. G. T., praying for the submission of a constitutional amendment prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors; which was referred to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

Senator Edwards of Lafayette presented a remonstrance from physicians of Lafayette county, Missouri, against the passage of Senate bill No. 93, entitled "An act to prescribe the qualifications and duties of practitioners of medicine and surgery, and to regulate the practice of medicine,” which was referred to the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.

Senator Gottschalk offered the following resolution, which was read and referred to the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence :

WHEREAS, There are now confined in the jail of the city of St. Louis seventeen murderers, at a great expense to said city, some of whom have been there confined for some years, and from all appearances will remain there for some years longer, without being tried for the crimes they have committed against the laws, good name and reputation of the State of Missouri; therefore be it

Resolved, That the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence be, and they are hereby instructed to examine into the law, and report to the Senate whether or not the existing Statutes of this State need changing or amending, so that such persons as may have been or shall hereafter be indicted by grand juries of this State for murder, will have a speedy trial, conviction and punishment due their crimes.

The following message, was received from the Governor, through his Private Secretary, Mr. F. C. Farr:

SIR: I have the honor to transmit to the Senate the accompanying official census bulletins, giving the population of the counties of Missouri.

Very respectfully,

THOS. T. ORITTENDEN. Hon. R. H. CAMPBELL, President of the Senate.

Which was read and the census bulletins accompanying the same were referred to the Committee on Senatorial and Represenatative appointment.

Senator Bradley submitted the following report from the Committee on Enrolled bills, which was read :

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Enrolled Bills have carefully examined and find truly enrolled Senate bill No. 107, entitled "An act to amend section 4358, article 2, chapter 87 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of the restraint of diseased and Texas. cattle,” which was read.

Senate bill No. 107 was taken up, and the President announced that all other business would be suspended, and directed the Secretary to read at length Senate bill No. 107, entitled "An act to amend section 4358, article 2, chapter 87, Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of the restraint of diseased and Texas cattle," and stated that unless objections be made, he would sign said bill, to the end that it may become a law. No objections being made, Senate bill No. 107 was read at length by the Secretary, and the presiding officer, in the presence of the Senate, in open session, no other business intervening affixed his signature thereto; said bill was also signed by the Secretary, and being also signed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the bill was this day presented to the Governor by the Secretary.

Senator Bradley submitted the following report from Committee on Enrolled Bills, which was read.

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Enrolled Bills have carefully examined and find truly enrolled Senate bill No. 97, entitled "An act. to amend sections five thousand nine hundred and one (5901) and five thousand nine hundred and twelve (5912), chapter one hundred and eighteen, article three (3) Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of institutions."

The President announced that all other business wonld be suspended and directed the Secretary to read at length Senate bill No. 97, entitled "An act to amend sections 5901 and 5912, chapter 118, article of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of institutions,' ” and stated that, unless objections be made, he would sign the same to the end that it may become a law.

No objections being made, said bill was at length by the Secretary

and the presiding officer, in the presence of the Senate, in open session, no other business intervening, affixed his signature thereto. Said bill was immediately sent to the House of Representatives for the signature of the Speaker, and having been signed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, was this day presented to the Governor by the Secretary.

Senator Caldwell introduced Senate bill No. 189, entitled "An act to amend section 7433, article 1, chapter 162, Revised Statutes of Missouri, 1879, entitled 'Township elections ;'” which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Heaston introduced Senate bill No. 190, entitled "An act to amend article 8, chapter 160 Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled *Township organization,' by adding a new section thereto in reference to procuring record books and stationery;" which was read first time and ordered not printed.

Senator Dungan introduced Senate bill No. 191, entitled "An act to establish a reform school for juvenile offenders ;" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator McMahan introduced Senate bill No. 192, entitled "An act to provide for greater security to the State arms, and to encourage the organization of Volunteer Militia Companies ;" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Byrns introduced Senate bill No. 193, entitled "An act for the better regulation of dramshops;" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Byrns introduced Senate bill No. 194, entitled "An act for the better management of roads and highways;" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Cottey introduced Senate bill No. 195, entitled "An to amend section 698, chapter 20 Revised Statutes, entitled 'Of conveyance of real estate;'” which was read first time and 50 copies ordered , printed.

Senator Cottey introduced Senate bill, No. 196, entitled "An act to amend section 2731 Revised Statutes, 1879, entitled 'Of judgments;'" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Cottey introduced Senate bill No. 197, entitled "An act to amend section 3172, article 1, chapter 47 of the Revised Statutes of 1879, entitled 'Mechanics' liens:'" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Cottey introduced Senate bill No. 198, entitled "An act

to provide for the collection and apportionment of taxes due under the provisions of the act to facilitate the construction of railroads in the State of Missouri, approved March 23, 1868 ;" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

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

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred Senate joint and concurrent resolution No. 4, entitled "Joint and concurrent resolution urging Congress to aid the construction of a ship railway across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec,” beg leave to report that they have compared the same and find it to be truly engrossed, and that the printed copies thereof furnished to the Senators are correct.

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Commitee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 113, entitled "An act to amend sections 3486, 3487, 3488 and 3489, article 4, chapter 59 Revised Statutes, entitled 'Of practice in civil cases,” beg leave to report that they have compared the same and find it to be truly engrossed, and that the printed copies thereof furnished to the Senators are correct.

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

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 172, entitled "An act in relation to the distribution of books published by authority of the State of Missouri," beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it be referred to the Committee on Education.

Senate bill No. 172 was taken up and referred to Committee on Education.

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. 144, entitled “An act to aid in the administration of the law in respect to jurors and witnesses,” beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass.

Senate bill No. 144 was taken up and 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 House bill No. 179, entitled "An act to amend section 238, article 10, chapter 1, Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, in

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