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titled “ Joint and concurrent resolution providing for furnishing township clerks with the Statutes and Session Acts of the General Assembly," was taken up, read third time and passed by the following vote:

AYES–Senators Allen, Bradley, Bryant, Byrns, Bland, Cabell, Caldwell, Cottey, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Gottschalk, Heard, Hutt, Lloyd, McMahan, Mabrey, Mackay, Manistre, Manring, Morrisson, Naylor, Pehle, Perkins, Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker—27.

ABSENT ON LEAVE–Senators DeArmond, Dobyns, Edwards of St. Charles, Heaston, Headlee and Jacobs—6.

SICK-Senator McGrath.
The title of the resolution was read and agreed to.

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

Senate bill No. 84, entitled "An act to consolidate the permanent school fund and the seminary fund in certificates of indebtedness of the State, bearing six per cent. interest, and to provide for cancelling the State bonds and certificate of indebtedness now held in trust for said funds,” was taken up, read third time and passed by the following vote :

AYES-Senators Allen, Bradley, Bryant, Byrns, Bland, Cabell, Caldwell, Cottey, DeArmond, Dobyns, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Gottschalk, Heard, Heaston, Hutt, Lloyd, McMahan, Mabrey, Mackay, Manistre, Manring, Morrisson, Naylor, Pehle, Perkins, Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker-30.

ABSENT ON LEAVE-Senators Edwards of St. Charles, Headlee and Jacobs-3.

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

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

On first reading of House bills, those of the following numbers and titles were taken up and read the first time, to wit:

House bill No. 71, entitled "An act for the relief of Daniel Baldridge of Sullivan county."

House bill No. 63, entitled “An act to amend section 1151, article 4, chapter 23 of the Revised Statutes, 'Circuit courts. »

House bill No. 555, entitled "An act authorizing the formation of a police relief association in any city having over one hundred thousand anhabitants."

Substitute for House bill No. 224, entitled “An act to amend section two thousand one hundred and twenty-four (2124), chapter twenty-five (25) of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, 'Of damages.'"

Substitute for House bill No. 229, entitled “An act to amend section 7453, chapter 162, article 4 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, relating to township election precincts, judges of election and clerks of election."

House bill No. 331, entitled "An act to amend section two thousand six hundred and eighteen (2618), chapter thirty-eight (38) of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, 1879, entitled 'Of habeas corpus.'

Substitute for House bill No. 221, entitled "An act in relation to the filing of abstracts of judgments to secure liens in the cities in the State of Missouri having over one hundred thousand inhabitants, the duties of clerks in relation thereto, and the repeal of all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act."

Substitute for House bill No. 202, entitled “An act relating to Texas, Spanish and Indian cattle."

House bill No. 393, entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An to authorize counties to hold elections for the purpose of incurring indebtedness above the amount of the income and revenue for any one year, and to provide for the issuing and sale of bonds to cover the indebtedness so created,' approved March 19, 1879."

Substitute for House bill No. 66, entitled “An act to amend section three thousand one hundred and seventy (3170), article five (5), chapter forty-six (46) of the Revised Statutes, 'Of laws.?"

Substitute for House bills Nos. 279 and 230, entitled "An act to amend section 7514, article 11 of chapter 162 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, relating to roads and highways under township prganization."

House bill No. 277, entitled "An act to amend sections 2560, 2561, 2562, 2563, 2565, 2566, 2567, 2568, 2569, 2570, 2571, 2580, chapter 37 of the Revised Statutes, in reference to guardians and curators."

House bill No. 581, entitled "An act to amend section 5250, chapter 94, Revised Statutes of 1879, entitled 'Of county boundaries.''

Substitute for House bill No. 287, entitled "An act to provide for the punishment of embezzlement by persons acting in a fiduciary capacity.”

House bill No. 140, entitled "An act to prevent the spread of contagious diseases among hogs, and other cattle."

House bill No. 260, entitled "An act concerning macadamized roads."

Substitute for House bill No. 297, entitled "An act to amend sec. tion 7445, article 4, chapter 162, Revised Statutes of Missouri, relating to method of holding township elections ;"

And substitute for House bill No. 164, entitled "An act to provide for the reimbursement to certain townships in certain counties of the State of Missouri, out of the State revenue, for moneys heretofore paid into the State Treasury belonging to said townships ;'

Also, substitute for House joint and concurrent resolution No. 1, memorializing Congress to oppose the passage of a proposed bankrupt

law.

Senator Mackay submitted the following report from the Committee on Militia, which was read:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Militia, to whom was referred 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,'” bes leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass.

Senate bill No. 192 was taken up and ordered engrossed.

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

FIFTY-SECOND DAY-WEDNESDAY, March 9.

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 McMahan presented a petition from citizens of Laclede county, Missouri, praying for a constitutional amendment prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors in this State; referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

Senator Bland submitted the following report from the Committee on Insane Asylums, which was read:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Insane Asylums, to whom was referred House bill No. 400, entitled “An act to amend section 4145, chapter 77, Revised Statutes, “Of asylums," beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass.

Senator Rogers submitted the following report from the Committee on State Lands:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on State Lands, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 237, entitled “An act relating to towns and cities exercising their municipal authority under special charters," beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend

that it do pass.

Senate bill No. 237 was taken up and recommitted to the Committee on Banks and Corporations,

Senator Edwards of Lafayette submitted the following report from the Committee on Claims, which was read:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Claims, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 235, entitled "An act for the relief of Patrick H. Edwards, formerly Judge of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of the State of Missouri, and to appropriate money therefor," beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and a majority of your committee recommend that the substitute herewith submitted do pass.

Substitute for Senate bill No. 235, reported by the committee, was taken up, read first and second times, adopted and ordered engrossed.

Senator McMahan submitted the following report from the Committee on Agriculture :

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Agriculture, to whom was referred substitute for House bill No. 47, entitled "An act regulating the height of hedge fences," beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do not pass.

Substitute for House bill No. 47 was taken up, and Senator Heaston offered the following amendment, which was read twice and agreed to:

Amend section 1 by striking out all of said section after the word “ of,” in third line, printed bill, and inserting in lieu thereof the following: “not more than five feet nor less than four feet, once in every two years; provided, that hedge fences inclosing orchards, house yards and stock yards shall be exempted from the provisions of this act."

The bill, as amended, was then read third time and passed by the following vote:

AYES–Senators Allen, Bradley, Bryant, Byrns, Bland, Cabell, Cottey, DeArmond, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Heard, Heaston, Lloyd, McGrath, Manistre, Manring, Pehle, Perkins and Rogers—19.

NOES–Senators Caldwell, Dobyns, Edwards of St. Charles, Gottschalk, Hutt, McMahan, Mabrey, Mackay, Morrisson, Rouse, Stephens and Walker-12.

ABSENT ON LEAVE-Senators Headlee, Jacobs and Naylor-3.

The title of the bill was read, and Senator Heaston offered the following amendment thereto, which was agreed to:

Amend title so as to read as follows: "An act requiring the owners of hedges along highways to have them cut down to the height of not more than five feet nor less than four feet, after said hedges are five years old, in certain cases."

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

The President announced that all other business would be suspended, and directed the Secretary to read at length House bill No. 241, entitled "An act to amend section 1547, article 8, Revised Statutes, relating to offenses against public morals and decency, or the public police and miscellaneous offenses,” and 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 objection being made the presiding officer, in the presence of the Senate, in open session, and no other business intervening, signed said bill; said bill was also signed by the Secretary.

The President also directed the Secretary to read at length House bill No. 187, entitledt "An act to amend section 3894, chapter 65, Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, entitled of sheriffs and their deputies,” and stated that, unless objection be made, he would sign the same, to the end that it may become a law. Said bill was so read ; no objection being made, the presiding officer, in the presence of the Senate, in open session, no other business intervening, affixed his signature thereto; said bill was also signad by the Secretary.

The President also directed the Secretary to read at length House bill No. 206, entitled "An act relating to the shipment of live stock, grain, and other articles of trade,” and stated that, unless objection be made, he would sign the same, to the end that it may become a law. Said bill was then read at length; no objection being made, 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.

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