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The journal of yesterday read and approved.

Senator Dobyns presented two petitions from citizens of Shelby county, Missouri, praying for a constitutional amendment prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors; referred to Committee on Constitutional amendments.

Senator Stephens presented a petition from citizens of Boone 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 Hutt submitted the following reports from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, which were read:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Engrossed Bills to whom was referred substitute for Senate bill No. 92, entitled “An act to enable insurance companies, other than life, to surrender their special charters and accept in lieu thereof the provisions of the general insurance statutes,” 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 Committee on Engrossed Bills to whom was referred Senate bill No. 138, entitled "An act to amend section 838 and to repeal sections 839 and 840, article 3, chapter 21, Revised Statutes, entitled “Railroad classification, charges, commissioners,'” 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 Heard submitted the following report from the Committee on Banks and Corporations:

MR. PRESIDENT : Your Committee on Banks and Corporations, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 169, entitled "An act to amend section 790, chapter 21, article 2, Revised Statutes, entitled “Railroad Companies,'” beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass.

Senate bill No. 169 was taken up and ordered engrossed.

Senator Heard submitted the following report from the Committee on Banks and Corporations, which was read:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Banks and Corporations, to whom was referred substitute for House bill No. 215, entitled "An act concerning amendment of articles of association of private corporations,” beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass.

Senator Headlee submitted the following report from the Committee on Federal Relations:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Commttiee on Federal Relations, to whom was referred Senate concurrent resolution No.1, memorializing Congress to appropriate money to improve the Missouri river at Jefferson City, Missouri, beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass.

Senate concurrent resolution No. 1, was taken up and ordered engrossed.

Substitute for Senate bill No. 92, entitled "An act to enable insurance companies other than life to surrender their special charters and accept in lieu thereof the provisions of the general insurance statutes," was taken up, read third time and passed by the following vote :

AYES-Senators Bradley, Bryant, Byrns, Cabell, Cottey, Dobyns, Dungan, Gottschalk, Heard, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mabrey, Mackay, Morrisson, Naylor, Perkins, Rogers, Stephens and Walker-20.

NOES-Senators Allen, Bland, Caldwell, DeArmond, Edwards of Lafayette, Headlee, Heaston, Hutt, Jacobs, Manistre, Manring, Pehle and Rouse-13.

ABSENT ON LEAVE-Senator Edwards of St. Charles.
The title of the bill was read and agreed to.

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

Senator Edwards of St. Charles was granted leave of absence until next Monday.

Senate bill No. 138 was taken up, and Senator Hutt moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was ordered to engrossment; which was agreed to.

The bill was then recommitted to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

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," was taken up and read first time.

Substitute for House bill No. 307, entitled "An act to amend section 1167, chapter 23, article 4 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, "Of courts of record,”” was taken up and read first time.

House bill No. 376 was taken up and recommitted to the Commit. tee on Judiciary.

Substitute for House bill No. 155, entitled "An act to amend sections 96 and 97, article 5, chapter 1, Revised Statutes," was taken up' read third time and failed to pass by the following vote :

AYES–Senators Bradley, Bland, DeArmond, Dobyns, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Heaston, Lloyd, Mabrey, Mackay and Manring --11.

NOES–Senators Allen, Bryant, Byrns, Cabell, Caldwell, Cottey, Gottschalk, Headlee, Heard, Hutt, McGrath, McMahan, Manistre, Morrisson, Pehle, Perkins, Rogers, Rouse and Stephens-19.

ABSENT ON LEAVE–Senator Edwards of St. Charles.
ABSENT–Senators Naylor and Walker_2.
Sick-Senator Jacobs.

Substitute for House bill No. 215, entitled "An act concerning amendment of articles of association of private corporations," was taken up, read third time and passed by the following vote:

AYES–Senators Bradley, Bryant, Byrns, Bland, Cabell, Caldwell, Cottey, Headlee, Heard, Heaston, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mabrey, Mackay, Morrisson, Naylor, Perkins, Rogers, Stephens and Walker21.

NOES–Senators Allen, DeArmond, Dobyns, Dungan, Gottschalk, Hutt, Manistre, Manring and Pehle-9.

ABSENT ON LEAVE-Senator Edwards of St. Charles.
ABSENT–Senators Edwards of Lafayette aud Rouse-2.
SICK–Senator Jacobs.
The title of the bill was agreed to.

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

Senator Heard submitted the following report from the Committee on Canks and Corporations, which was read :

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Banks and Corporations, to whom was referred substitute for House bill No. 285, entitled "An act to amend sections 4937 and 4938, Revised Statutes, 'Of cities of the fourth class,'" beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass.

Substitute for House bill No. 285 was taken up and laid over informally.

Senator Cottey moved that when the Senate adjourn it adjourn until 24 o'clock P. m., which was agreed to.

On motion of Senator Cottey, the Senate adjourned.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

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

Senator Mackay called up Senate bill No. 192, and moved to reconsider the vote by which it was ordered engrossed; which was agreed to.

Senator Mackay then offered the following amendment, which was read and ordered printed :

An act, to provide for the care and keeping of the State arms, accoutrements and military property, and to appropriate money therefor. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as

follows:

Section 1. For the purpose of properly caring for the State arms, accoutrements and military property, and affording protection and security therefor, each cavalry company and each battery of artillery, organized under the militia laws of the State, shall, upon the requisition of the company or battery commander, and upon the approval of the proper battalion or regimental and brigade officers and the commander-in-chief, receive, in quarterly payments the sum of three hundred dollars per annum. Each company of infantry so organized shall, in like manner and for the same purpose, receive two hundred dollars per annum: Provided, however, such organization shall receive said sums or such proportional lesser sums as may be necessary to prevent such aggregate sum from exceeding the appropriation herinafter made.

Sec. 2. There is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the revenue fund not otherwise appropriated, the sum of ten thousand dollars for the purposes designated in the foregoing section.

The following messages were 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 passed House bill No. 405, entitled "An act to amend section 1519, article 8, chapter 24, Revised Statutes, concerning ‘Offenses against public morals and decency or the public police and miscellaneous offenses:""

Also, House bill No. 349, entitled "An act to amend section 5839, chapter 117, article 1, relating to inspection of petroleum :”

Also, House bill No. 451, entitled “An act conferring upon and de

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fining the rights of companies formed for the purpose of supplying cities and towns with pure water :"

Also, House bill No. 374, entitled "An act to encourage an increase of the public school fund of the State by gift, grant or devise," etc.:

Also, substitute for House bill No. 387, entitled "An act to authorize and enable the respective county courts of the counties in the State to purchase real estate in certain cases and dispose of the same :"

Also, House bill 329, entitled "An act to amend section 2502, Revised Statutes, entitled "Grand and petit juries :'"

Also, House bill No. 441, “An act to amend section 5998, article 3, chapter 119, Insurance other than life:'"

Also, House bill No. 406, "An act to amend section 3838, chapter 62, Revised Statutes 'Of recorder of deeds:""

Also, House bill No. 670, "An act to amend article eight of chapter 145, Revised Statutes 1879, by adding a new section thereto, concerning the assessment and taxation of railroads :"

Also, House bill No. 586, “An act to subject the taking of changes of venue in criminal causes from one court to another in the same county to the provisions of the General Statutes of Missouri in reference to the taking of changes of venue in criminal causes :"

Also, House bill No. 536, “An act relating to the duties of county clerks and other officers in counties under township organization:"

Also, substitute for House bills Nos. 343, 416, 493, 505, 527 and 436, entitled "An act to amend section 7446, article 4, sections 7455 and 7457 article 5, section 7470, article 7, section 7485, article 9, section 7490 and 7491, article 11, and sections 7535 and 7538, article 13, chapter 162, Revised Statutes, “ Township organization:'"

Also, House bill No. 286, “An act to amend section 7495, article 11, chapter 162, Revised Statutes, entitled 'Of township organization," relating to roads and highways:"?

Also, substitute for House bill No. 530, entitled "An act for the relief of John Finn, late sheriff of the city of St. Louis, and to allow him certain crdits :'

Also, House bill No. 444, entitled "An act to provide for disposition of surplus fund accruing from the sale of real estate of non-residents:

Also, House bill No. 689, entitled "An act to regulate the expense and supervision of reclaiming contiguous bodies of swamp and overflowed lands situate in two or more counties in this State."

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. 164, "An

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