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Senate bill No. 160, having been signed by the President of the Senate and the Secretary, was this day presented to the Governor for his approval.

The following message, was received from the Governor, through his Private Secretary, Mr. F. C. Farr, which was read:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE, CITY OF JEFFERSON,

March 25, 1881.

} Sir: I return to the Senate with my approval endorsed thereon, bills of the following titles :

"An act for the relief of Charles G. Comstock, and to appropriate money therefor."

"An act to amend section 5824, chapter 116 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, relating to insane persons."

“An act to exempt the husband from the payment of debts of the wife contracted before marriage.”

Very respectfully,

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

House bill No. 645, entitled "An act to suppress the circulation and vending of obscene literature," was taken up with pending amendamendments :

Amendment No.1 was adopted, as follows: Amend the first section by inserting the words “in the county jail,” after the words “one year," in the thirteenth line.

Amendment No. 2 was adopted, as follows: Amend the second section by inserting the words "in the county jail,” after the words “one year,” in the twelfth line.

Amendment No. 3 was adopted, as follows: Strike out the fourth section.

Amendment No. 4 was adopted, as follows: Amend the title of the act by adding thereto the following words: “And manufacture and sale of articles for immoral uses."

Senator Lloyed offered the following amendment, which was read:

Amend section 1 by striking out in second line the words “has in bis possesion,” and insert in lieu thereof the words exhibits or circulates."

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

AYES-Senators Allen, Bradley, Bryant, Bland, Cabell, Cottey, DeArmond, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Edwards of St. Charles, Gottschalk, Headlee, Heard, Hutt, Jacobs, Lloyd, McGrath, Mc-Mahan, Mabrey, Mackay, Manistre, Morrisson, Naylor, Pehle, Perkins, Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker-29.

ABSENT–Senators Caldwell, Dobyos, Heaston and Manring-4.
ABSENT ON LEAVE-Senator Byrns.
The title of the bill was read and agreed to.

Senator Lloyd 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 Dobyns reported sick.

Senate bill No. 246, entitled "An act to relieve the supreme court from the necessity of preparing written opinions in certain cases," was taken up and the following House amendment, the same having been printed for the use of the Senate, was read:

Amend by inserting between the words “necessary” and “for," in first line, section 1, the following: "During the two years next after the passage of this act."

The amendment was adopted by the following vote:

AYES-Senators Allen, Bryant, Bland, Cabell, Cottey, DeArmond, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Edwards of St. Charles, Gottschalk, Headlee, Heard, Hutt, Jacobs, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mabrey, Mackey, Manistre, Morrisson, Naylor, Pehle, Perkins, Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker-28.

ABSENT ON LEAVE–Senators Bradley, Byrns, Caldwell, Dobyns, Heaston and Manring-6.

Senator DeArmond moved to reconsider the vote by which the bil) passed and to lay the motion to reconsider on the lable; the latter motion prevailed.

Senate bill No. 167, entitled “An act concerning the liability of cities, town and persons for damages to persons or property caused by riots," was taken up, and the following House amendment, the same having been printed for the use of the Senate, was read:

Amend section 2 by adding after the word “suit,” in the last line of said section, the following words: Provided, the provisions of this section shall only apply to cities and towns having a population of over twenty-five thousand inhabitants."

The amendment was concurred in by the following vote:

AYES–Senators Allen, Bryant, Cabell, Cottey, DeArmond, Edwards of Lafayette Edwards of St. Charles, Gottschalk, Heard, Hutt, Jacobs, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mabrey, Mackay, Manistre, Morrisson, Naylor, Pehle, Perkins, Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker -25.

NOES–Senators Bland and Dungan-2.

ABSENT–Senators Bradley, Caldwell, Headlee, Heaston and Manring-5.

ABSENT ON LEAVE–Senator Dobyns.
SICK-Senator Byrns.

Senator McGrath 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 Rouse submitted the following message from the committee of conference on House bill No. 459 :

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee of Conference appointed to confer with a like committee appointed by the House to consider the difference between the two Houses on House bill No. 459, the same being Senate amendments to House bill No. 459, numbered one (1), two (2) and three (3), beg leave to report that they have considered the same and recommend that Senate amendment No. 1, as follows, be adhered to:

Amendment No. 1. Amend section 7, line 1, by inserting after the word "pharmacist,” the words, “apothecary or owner of any drug

store."

Your committee further report and recommend that Senate amend. ment No.2, as follows, be receded from:

Amendment No. 2. Amend bill by striking out section 10.

Your committee further report and recommend that Senate amendment No. 3, as follows, be receded from :

Amendment No. 3. Amend by renumbering section 11 as section 10, section 12 as section 11, section 13 as section 12, and section 14 as section 13.

The report was concurred in by the following vote:

AYES-Senators Allen, Bradley, Bryant, Bland, Cabell, Cottey, DeArmond, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Edwards of St. Charles, Gottschalk, Headlee, Heard, Hutt, Jacobs, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mabrey, Manistre, Pehle, Perkins, Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker -26.

ABSENT–Senators Caldwell, Heaston, Mackay, Manring, Morrisson and Naylor-6.

ABSENT ON LEAVE-Senator Byrns.
Sick-Senator Dobyns.

Substitute for House bill No. 224, entitled “An act to amend section two thousand one hundred and twenty-four (2124), chapter twentyfive (25) of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, “Of damages,'” was taken up with pending amendments.

Senator McGrath moved to lay the amendment on the table.

The ayes and noes being demanded, the motion prevailed by the following vote:

AYES-Senators Allen, Bryant, Cottey, Gottschalk, Headlee, Heard, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mackay, Morrisson, Naylor, Perkins, Rogers, Stephens and Walker--16.

NOES–Senator Bradley, Bland, Cabell, DeArmond, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Edwards of St. Charles, Hutt, Jacobs, Mabrey, Manistre and Pehle-12.

ABSENT—Senator Rouse.

ABSENT ON LEAVE–Senators Caldwell, Heaston, Manring and Byrns-4.

Sick-Senator Dobyns.

House bill No. 427, entitled "An act to provide for working and repairing public roads in counties having an assessed valuation of fifteen million dollars or more, and more than one hundred and fifty miles of macadamized and graveled roads," was taken up, read third time and passed by the following vote:

AYES-Senators Allen, Bryant, Bland, Cabell, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Gottschalk, Headlee, Heard, Jacobs, McGrath, McMahan, Mabrey, Manistre, Pehle, Rogers Rouse and Stephens—18.

NOES–Senators Bradley, Cottey, DeArmond, Edwards of St. Charles, Hutt, Mackay, Morrisson, Naylor, Perkins and Walker-10.

ABSENT–Senators Caldwell and Lloyd-2.
ABSENT ON LEAVE-Senators Byrns, Heaston and Manring—3.
Sick-Senator Dobyns.
The title was read and agreed to.

Senator Allen moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill passed and to lay the motion to reconsider on the table.

Senator Stephens submitted the following report from the Com. mittee on State University, which was read:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on State University to whom was referred House bill No. 312, entitled “ An act to amend section 7241 of chapter 156, article 1, title 'State University,'” beg leave to report that they have considered the same and recommend that it do pass.

The bill so reported being House bill No. 312, entitled “An act to amend section 7241 of chapter 156, article 1, title “State University,'" was taken up, read third time and passed by the following vote:

AYES-Senators Bradley, Bryant, Cabell, Cottey, Edwards of St. Charles, Heard, Hutt, Jacobs, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mabrey,

Mackay, Morrisson, Naylor, Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker-19.

NOES–Senators Allen, Bland, DeArmond, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Gottschalk, Headlee, Pehle and Perkins—9.

ABSENT-Senator Manring.

ABSENR ON LEAVE-Senators Byrns, Caldwell, Heaston, and Manistre-4.

Sick–Senator Dobyns.
The title of the bill was read and agreed to.

Senator Walker moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill passed and to lay the motion to reconsider on the table.

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 Senate bill No. 139, entitled “An act to provide for the medical treatment of insane criminals and to appropriate money therefor,” and receded from House amendment thereto, as follows:

Amend section 2 by striking out the words “State Lunatic Asylum at Fulton,” and insert in lieu thereof the words “State Penitentiary at Jefferson City.”

Senate bill No. 41 was taken up, and the following House amendment was read:

Amendment No. 1. Amend section 1 of Senate bill No. 41 by striking out all of said section after the word “chargeable,” in second line, and inserting in lieu thereof the words: “To the State Revenue Fund, the sum of nine thousand dollars ($9,000.00), to pay for printing laws and journals during the years 1881 and 1882; and the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) for the pay of 31st General Assembly; and the further sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) for contingent expenses of 31st General Assembly.”

The amendment was concurred in by the following vote:

AYES–Senators Allen, Bradley, Bryant, Bland, Cabell, Cottey, DeArmond, Edwards of Lafayette, Edwards of St. Charles, Gottschalk, Heard, Hutt, Jacobs, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mabrey, Mackay, Manistre, Morrisson, Naylor, Pehle, Perkins, Rogers, Stephens and Walker-26.

ABSENT–Senators Dungan, Headlee and Rouse-3.

ABSENT ON LEAVE–Senators Byrns, Caldwell, Heaston and Manring-4.

SICK-Senator Dobyns.
Amendment No. 2. Strike out all of sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,

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