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On motion of Senator Morrisson, the Senate went into Committee of the Whole on Senate bill No. 67.

When the committee rose Senator Hutt submitted the followiug repert:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee of the Whole Senate, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 67, entitled "An act to revise and amend chapter 150 of the General Statutes of Missouri, Of schools,' " beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and report the accompanying substitute therefor, and recommend that the substitute be adopted.

The substitute for Senate bill No. 67, reported by the committee, was read first and second times, adopted and ordered engrossed.

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. 247, entitled "An act to provide for the indexing of the minutes of judges of courts of record in certain cases," beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass.

Senate bill No. 247 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 Senate bill No. 248, entitled "An act as to searches and certificates as to judgments,” beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and a majority of your committee instruct me to report the same back with the recommendation that it do pass.

Senate bill No. 248 was taken up and ordered engrossed.

Senator Heaston submitted the following report from the Committee on Ways and Means, which was read:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 226, entitled "An act to amend section 6314, chapter 129, Revised Statutes, in relation ro merchants' licenses," beg leave to report that they have considered the same, report the following substitute, and recommend that it do pass

Substitute for Senate bill No. 226, reported by the committee, was taken up, read first and second times, adopted and ordered engrossed.

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

MR. PREBIDENT: I am instructed by the House to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed House Bill No. 185, entitled "An act creating a board of health for the State of Missouri, defining its duties and powers and fixing the compensation of its officers :"

Also, Substitute for House Bill No. 307, entitled "An act to amend section 1167, Revised Statutes, relating to the time of holding courts in the 23rd Judicial Circuit,” in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

MR. PRESIDENT: I am instructed by the House to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed Senate Bill No. 13, entitled "An act to repeal section 1804, article 15, chapter 24, Revised Statutes, concerning • Crimes and criminal procedure:'”

Also, Senate Bill No. 100, entitled "An act to amend section 4200, chapter 80, Revised Statutes, entitled 'Of billiard and other tables,'” with amendment:

Also, Senate Bill No. 95, entitled “An act in relation to the construction and maintenance of aprons or chutes to facilitate the passage of fish over dams and other obstructions."

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

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referrea Substitute for House bill No. 155, entitled “An act to amend sections 96 and 97, article 5, chapter 1. Revised Statutes of 1879, relating to abatement of actions of tort,” beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass, with the accompanying amendment.

Substitnte for House Bill No. 155 was taken up and the following amendment, reported by the committee, was adopted :

Amend by prefixing to the first line, after the enacting clause, the following : "Section 1;" and by prefixing to the 13th line, "Section 2;" and by inserting “the” between “with” and “like” in the eleventh line; and by striking out “on” between "founded” and “contract” in the 12th line, and inserting "upon” in lieu thereof; and by striking out "and" between “slander" and "libel” in the 23d line and inserting “or” in lieu thereof; and by striking out "and" between "word” and “between" in the 19th line of the bill and inserting "or" in lieu thereof.

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. 376, entitled "An act authorizing the county courts of all counties in this state which are within the territorial jurisdiction of the St. Louis Court of Appeals to furnish the courts of record of said counties with copies of the reports of the decisions of the Court of Appeals,” beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass.

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

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Engrossed Bills 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," 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.

Senate Bill No. 192 was taken up and made the special order for to-morrow morning at 11 o'clock.

On second reading of House bills, the following were read and referred:

House Joint and Concurrent Resolution No. 1, entitled "Substitute for House joint and concurrent resolution No. 1, memorializing Congress to oppose the passage of a proposed bankrupt law,” to Com. mittee on Federal Relations.

House Bill No. 63, entitled “An act to amend section 1151, article 4, chapter 23, Revised Statutes, Circuit courts,'" to Committee on Judiciary.

House bill No. 71, entitled "An act for the relief of Daniel Bald ridge, of Sullivan county, and to appropriate money therefor,” to Committee on Claims.

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), Revised Statutes, 'Of laws,'" to Committee on Judiciary.

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

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,” to Committee on Ways and Means.

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

Substitute for House bill No. 221, entitled “An act in relation to 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," to Committee on Judiciary.

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,”” to Committee on Judiciary.

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

House bill No. 227, entitled "An act to amend sections 2560, 2561, 2562, 2563, 2565, 256, 2567, 2568, 2569, 2570, 2571, 2580, chapter 37, Revised Statutes, in reference to guardians and curators,” to Committee. on Judiciary.

Substitute for House bill No. 297, entitled "An act to amend section 7445, article 4, chapter 162, Revised Statutes, relating to method of holding township elections," to Committee on Township Organization.

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

Substitute for House bills Nos. 279 and 330, entitled "An act to amend section 7514, article 11, chapter 162, Revised Statutes, relating to roads and highways under township organization," to Committee on Township Organization.

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,'' to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.

House bill No. 393, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act 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 issue and sale of bonds to cover the indebtedness so created,' approved March 19, 1879,” to Committee on Ways' and Means.

House bill No. 460, entitled “An act concerning macadamized roads," to Committee on Roads and Highways.

House bill No. 555, entitled "An act authorizing the formation of a police relief association in any city having over one hundred thousand inhabitants,” to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.

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

On third reading of House bills, House bill No. 400, entitled "An act to amend section 4145, chapter 77, Revised Statutes, 'Of asylums,'" was taken up, read third time, and failed to pass by the following vote:

AYES–Senators Bland, Caldwell, Mackey and Rouse-4.

NOES–Senators Allen, Bryant, Cottey, DeArmond, Dobyns, Gottschalk, Heard, Heaston, Hutt, Lloyd, McMahan, Mabrey, Manistre, Manring, Morrisson, Pehle, Perkins, Stephens and Walker—19.

ABSENT–Senators Bradley, Byrns, Cabell, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Edwards of St. Charles, Headlee, Jacobs, McGrath, Naylor and Rogers-11.

Senator Heaston moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill failed to pass. Carried.

The question then recurring upon the passage of the bill, it passed by the following vote :

AYES–Senators Bradley, Bryant, Byrns, Bland, Cabell, Caldwell, Cottey, DeArmond, Dobyns, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Gottschalk, Heard, Heaston, Hutt, Lloyd, McGrath, Mabrey, Mackay, Manistre, Manring, Morrisson, Naylor, Perkins, Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker-28.

NOES–Senators Allen, McMaban and Pehle-3.

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

The title of the bill was read and agreed to.

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

On motion of Senator Bradley, the Senate adjourned.

FIFTY-THIRD DAY-THURSDAY, March 10.

MORNING SESSION.

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

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