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of the State of Missouri, 1879, Of offenses against public morals and decency or the public police and miscellaneous offenses,” beg leave to report that they have considered the same and recommend that it

do pass.

House bill No. 548, entitled "An act to repeal sections 1603 and 1604 of article 8, chapter 24 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, 1879, Of offenses against public morals and decency, or the public police and miscellaneous offenses,'” was taken up, read third time and failed to pass by the following vote:

AYES-Senators Bradley, Br&ant, Cabell, Cottey, Dungan, Edwards of St. Charles, Heard, Hutt, Jacobs, McGrath, McMahan, Mor. risson, Naylor, Rouse and Walker-15.

NOES–Senators Allen, Bland, Dobyns, Gottschalk, Headlee, Heaston, Mahrey, Mackay, Manistre, Pehle, Perkins and Rogers--12.

ABSENT–Senators Caldwell, DeArmond, Edwards of Lafayette, Lloyd, Manring and Stephens-6.

ABSENT ON LEAVE–Senator Byrns.

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

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, to whom was referred House bill No. 645, entitled "An act to suppress the circulation and vending of obscene literature," beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass with the accompanying amendments.

House bill No. 645, was taken up, and the following amendments, offered by the committee, were read and adopted :

Amendment No. 1: Amend the first section by inserting the words "in county jail,” after the words “one year,” in the 13th line ; read first and second times and adopted.

Amendment No.2: Amend the second section by inserting the words "in the county jail,” after the words “one year," in the 12th line; read first and second times and adopted.

Amendment No.3: Strike out the fourth section; read first and second times and adopted.

Amendment No. 4: Amend the title of the act by adding thereto the following words : "and manufacture and sale of article for immoral uses."

The bill and amendments were laid over informally.

The following message was received from the House of Representatives through Mr. Purdom, one of the clerks:

MR. PRESIDENT: I am instructed by the House to inform the Senate that the House has taken up, amended and passed, Senate bill No. 236 entitled "An act to amend section 7631, article 1, chapter 164 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled • Treasury department,”

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

The President announced that all other business would be suspended, and directed the Secretary to read at length House bill No. 220, entitled "An act for the relief and benefit of John N. Payne,” to be read at length.

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

The President announced that all other business would be suspended and directed the Secretary to read at length 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,” to be read at length.

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

The President announced that all other business would be sus. pended, and directed House bill No. 597, entitled "An act to amend sections 797 and 817 of chapter 21, article 2 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, relating to corporations,” to be 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.

The President announced that all other business would be suspended, and directed House bill No. 725, entitled “An act concerning and regulating the time for holding elections for judges of probate courts,” to be read at length.

The bill was so read, and no objections being made, the President, in the presence of the Senate, in open session, signed said bill, no other business being entertained.

On second reading of House bills,

Substitute for House joint and concurrent resoluton No. 49, entitled "Joint and concurrent resolution relating to duty on salt,” was read second time and referred to Committee on Federal Relations.

Substitute for House bills Nos. 176 and 234, untitled “An act to repeal sections 5426, 5427, 5428, 5429, 5430, 5431, 5432 and 5433, chapter 97, Revised Statutes of Missouri, 'Of dogs,'” was read scond time and referred to Committee on Agriculture.

House bill No. 253, entitled "An act amending article 1 of chapter 117, entitled 'Inspection of petroleum,'” was read second time and referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.

House bill No. 256, entitled "An act to amend section 1348 of article 3 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Offenses against public and private property,'” was read second time and referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.

Substitute for House bill No. 866, entitled "An act to regulate the inspection of tobacco and to appoint tobacco inspectors,” was read second time and referred to Committee on Agriculture.

House bill No. 395, entitled "An act to amend section two thousand seven hundred and forty-three (2743), chapter forty-two of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, ‘Of judgments,” was read second time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.

House bill No. 409, entitled “An act to repeal chapter 70 of Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of the right of way in certain cases, was read second time and referred to Committee on Roads and Highways.

House bill No. 641, entitled “An act to amend chapter 147 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, concerning roads and highways, by adding two new sections thereto, providing for a right of way over lands to railroads,” was read second time and referred to Committee on Roads and Highways.

Substitute for House bill No. 479, entitled "An act to prevent railroad companies from pooling or dividing their earnings, and provide a punishment therefor," was read second time and referred to Committee on Internal Improvements.

House bill No. 683, entitled “An act to more fully protect miners. in weights, and punish persons who weigh minerals for not giving correct statement of weights," was read second time and referred to Committee on Mines and Manufactures.

House bill No. 708, entitled “An act to amend section 1829, article 16, chapter 24, Revised Statutes, 'Of crimes and criminal procedure,' was read second time and referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.

House bill No. 714, entitled "An act prescribing how grand juries shall be selected in cities having over three hundred thousand inhabi

tants," was read second time and referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.

Substitute for House bill No. 715, entitled “An act to repeal section 834 of article 3, chapter 21, Revised Statutes of Missouri of 1879, and to insert a new section in lieu thereof,” was read second time and referred to Committee on Internal Improvements.

House bill No. 728, entitled "An act to define and construe the fourth paragraph of section 3489 of article four (4) of chapter fiftynine (59) of the Revised Statutes, entitled 'Of the manner of commencing suits and the service of notices of practice in civil cases, was read second time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.

Senator Heaston called up substitute for House bill No. 282, and moved that it be indefinitely postponed; which was agreed to.

The following message was received from the House of Represenatives through Mr. Purdom, one of the clerks :

MR. PRESIDENT: I am instructed by the House to inform the Senate that the House has taken up, amended and passed, Senate bill No. 246, entitled "An act to relieve the Supreme Court from the necessity of preparing written opinions in certain cases,"

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

Senator Morrisson called up House bill No. 548, and moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill failed to pass; which was carried.

The bill was then put upon its passage and passed by the following vote:

AYES–Senators Bryant, Cabell, Cottey, Dungan, Edwards of Layfayette, Edwards of St. Charles, Heard, Hutt, Jacobs, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Manistre, Morrisson, Perkins, Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker-19.

NOES–Senators Allen, Bland, Dobyns, Gottschalk, Headlee, Heaston, Mabrey, Mackay and Pehle-9.

ABSENT–Senators Bradley, Caldwell, DeArmond, Manring and Naylor-5.

ABSENT ON LEAVE–Senator Byrns.
The title of the bill read and agreed to.

House bill No. 636, entitled "An act to amend section 4932, chapter 89, article 5 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, relating to cities, towns and villages,” was taken up, read third time and laid over informally.

House bill No. 391, entitled "An act to amend section 5745 of chapter 112 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri of 1879, entitled 'Of immigration," was taken up, read third time and failed to pass by the following vote :

AYES-Senators Bradley, Bryant, Bland, Cottey, DeArmond, Heard, Jacobs, Lloyd, McMahan, Mackay and Rouse–11.

NOES-Senators Allen, Cabell, Dobyns, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Gottschalk, Hutt, Mabrey, Manistre, Morrison, Pehle, Rogers, Stephens and Walker-14.

ABSENT–Senators Caldwell, Edwards of St. Charles, Headlee, Heaston, McGrath, Manring, Naylor and Perkins—8.

ABSENT ON LEAVE–Senator Byrns.

The following message was received from the House of Representatives through Mr. Purdom, one of the clerks :

MR. PRESIDENT: I am instructed by the House to return House bill No. 427, entitled “An act to provide for making and repairing public roads in counties having an assessed valuation of fifteen million dollars or more than one hundred and fifty miles of macadamized and graveled roads," as requested by resolution of the Senate.

Senator DeArmond moved that the Senate adjourn until 2 o'clock p. m.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
The President in the chair.

A quorum present.

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. 160, entitled "An act to amend section 3311, chapter 52 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, entitled 'Of mortgages and deeds of trust.?”

The President announced that all other business would be suspended, and directed the Secretary to read at length Senate bill No. 160, entitled "An act to amend section 3311, chapter 52 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, entitled 'Of mortgages and deeds of trust," and 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 read at length by the Secretary, and the President 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.

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