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of Representatives, and after being signed by the Speaker were delivered to the Secretary of State.

The president announced that all other business would be suspended and directed the secretary to read at length Senate bill No. 155, entitled “An act to amend section 295, article 14, chapter 1 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, relating to appeals in administration.”

The bill was read at length, no other business intervening and no objection being made, it was signed by the president in the presence of the Senate in open session, no objection being made, it was signed by the president in the presence of the Senate in open session.

The president announced that all other business would be suspended, and Senate joint and concurrent resolution No. 9, entitled “Joint and concurrent resolution authorizing and directing the Secretary of State to deliver to the librarian of the State University eight copies of the Revised Statutes of Missouri,” read at length.

The bill was so read and no other business intervening and no objection being made, was signed by the president in the presence of the Senate in open session.

All of said bills were immediately taken to the House of Representatives for the signature of the Speaker, and they were this day presented to the Governor, approval by the secretary.

The following message was received from the Governor and read:

SIR: I return to the Senate, with my approval endorsed thereon, a bill of the following title:

“An act to appropriate money for the payment of the city of New York, fiscal agent of the State, for the payment of bonds of the State and interest coupons as they fell due, from the year 1872 to December 31, 1880." Very respectfully,

THOS. T. CRITTENDEN.
HON. R. A. CAMPBELL, President of the Senate.

The following messages were received from the House of Representatives through Mr. Purdom, one of the Clerks of the House:

MR. PRESIDENT: I am instructed by the House to inform the Senate that there has been introduced into and passed the House, House bill No. 442, entitled "An act to amend section 3198, article 3, chapter 47, concerning Hotels, inns and boarding house keepers:""

Also, House bill No. 660, entitled "An act to amend section six thousand, one hundred and seventeen of article two of the Revived Statutes of Missouri of 1879, concerning ‘School lands.'”

And that the House has also taken up and passed

Senate bill No. 189, entitled “An act to amend section 7433, article 1, chapter 162 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled “Township elections :'"

Also, House bill No. 125, entitled "An act concerning and regulating the time for holding elections for judges of probate courts :"

Also, House bill No. 595, entitled "An act apportioning the State of Missouri into Representative and Senatorial districts :"

Also, House bill No. 729, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act creating a board of police commissioners and authorizing the appointment of a permanent police force for the city of Kansas,' approved March 27, 1874, so that the salary of the chief of police may be increased to a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars per annum:”

And has also taken up, amended and passed Senate bill No. 190, entitled "An act to amend article eight of chapter one hundred and sixty-two of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of township organization,' by adding a new section thereto, in reference to procuring record books and stationery :"

In all of which the concurrence of tbe Senate is respectfully requested.

MR. PRESIDENT: I am instructed by the House to inform the Senate that there has been introduced into and passed the House, House bill No. 474, entitled "An act to provide and regulate the registration of voters in cities of twenty-five thousand and less than one hundred thousand inhabitants :"

Also, House bill 340, entitled “An act to authorize the board of commissioners of the Missouri institution for the education of the deaf and dumb, to sell land :"

Also, House bill No. 677, entitled "An act to amend section 6948 and 6953, chapter 147 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, entitled roads and highways:"

And also that the House has taken up and passed Senate bill No. 116, entitled "An act entitled an act to authorize counties having a past due indebtedness for the building of court houses and jails to refund the same at a lower rate of interest:”

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

The president ancounced that all other business would be suspended, and directed the secretary to read at length House bills Nos. 581, entitled “An act to amend section 5250, chapter 94, Revised Statutes of 1879, entitled 'Of county boundaries;"" House bill No. 341, entitled "An act fixing the number of directors of public school boards and prescribing the qualifications of electors therefor;" and 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," and that unless objections be made he would sign the same to the end that each may become a law.

The bills were read in the order named at length by the secretary, no objections being made; the presiding officer, in the presence of the Senate, in open session, and no other business intervening, affixed his signature thereto, in the order in which they were read, no other business intervening between the reading and signing of each bill.

On motion of Senator Gottschalk the Senate adjourned till 2 o'clock

P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

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

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. 525, entitled "An act to amend section eleven hundred and sixty-three, chapter twenty-three, article four of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, relating to 'Courts of record,'” beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass with the accompanying amendment.

The bill to be reported being House bill No. 525, entitled "An act to amend section 1163, chapter 23, article 4, Revised Statutes, relating to 'Courts of record,” was taken up, and the following amendment, reported by the committee, read first and second times and adopted :

Amend the bill by striking out all after the enacting clause, and inserting the following in lieu thereof: Sec. 1. Section eleven hundred and sixty-three, chapter twenty-three of the Revised Statutes of Missouri is hereby amended by striking out the words: “in the county of Lincoln, on the first Monday after the fourth Monday in March, and on the second Monday in October," in third and fourth lines of said section, and by striking out the words "January and June,” in the sixth line of the section, and inserting in lieu thereof the words “May and November," so that said section as amended, shall read as follows: Section 1163. In the nineteenth judicial circuit: in the county of St. Charles, on the first Mondays in March and September, in the county of Warren, on the third Monday in April, and on the fourth Monday in October; in the county of St. Louis on the second Mondays in May and November.

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

AYES–Senators. Allen, Byrns, Bland, Cabell, Caldwell, Cottey, DeArmond, Dobyns, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Edwards of St. Charles, Gottschalk, Headlee, Heard, Heaston, Hutt, Jacobs, Lloyd, McMahan, Mabrey, Manistre, Manring, Morrisson, Naylor, Pehle, Perkins, Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker—30.

ABSENT–Senators Bradley, Bryant, McGrath and Mackay–4.
The title of the bill was read and agreed to.

Senator Edwards of St. Charles 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 Cottey 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. 234, entitled "An act to appropriate money for the purpose of enlarging the main edifice of the University of the State of Missouri, at Clumbia,” beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do not pass.

The bill so reported, being Senate bill No. 234, was taken up and laid over informally.

Senate bill No. 243 was called up, and the following amendment reported by the committee, was read first and second times and and adopted :

Amend by striking out all after the enacting clause and insert the following:

Section 1. Add to chapter 129 of the Revised Statutes, of merchant's licenses, a new section, to be numbered section 6341a, as follows :

Section 6341a. The collector of the revenue in cities having more than three hundred thousand inhabitants, shall assess and collect upon all statements of merchants and manufacturers received by him, under any law or ordinance of any such city, the same rate for school tax which is assessed on real estate for school purposes during the current year in which such licenses are issued.

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Senate bill No. 182, entitled "An act to amend section 7628, article 1, chapter 164, Revised Statutes, entitled 'Of the State treasury,'" was taken up, read a 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, Headlee, Heard, Heaston, Hutt. Jacobs, Lloyd, McMahan,
Mabrey, Mackey, Manistre, Manring, Morrison, Naylor, Pehle, Perkins,
Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker-32.

ABSENT–Senators Edwards of St. Charles and McGrath-2.
The title of the bill was read and agreed to.

Senator Morrisson 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. 249, entitled "An act to amend section eleven hundred and fifty, article four, chapter twenty-three of the Revised Statutes, entitled 'Of courts of record," 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, Headlee, Heard, Heaston, Hutt, Jacobs, Lloyd, McMahan, Mackay, Manistre, Manring, Morrisson, Naylor, Pehle, Perkins, Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker-31.

ABSENT–Senators Edwards of St. Charles, McGrath and Mabrey -3.

The title of the bill was read and agreed to.

Senator Edwards of Lafayette 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 Mackay called up Senate bill No. 182, entitled “An act to provide for the care and keeping of the State arms, accoutrements and military property, and to appropriate money therefor,” which was read third time and passed by the following vote:

AYES–Senators Allen, Bradley, Bryant, Byrns, Cabell, Edwards of St. Charles, Gottschalk, Headlee, Heard, Jacobs, McMahan, Mackay, Naylor, Perkins, Rogers, Stephens and Walker-17.

NOES--Senators Bland, Caldwell, Cottey, DeArmond, Dobyns, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Heaston, Hutt, Lloyd, Mabrey, Manistre, Manring, Morrisson, Pehle and Rouse-16.

ABSENT ON LEAVE–Senator McGrath.

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

Senator Pehle moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the lable.

The ayes and nays being demanded, the motion to table was lost by the following vote :

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