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Senator Morrisson introduced Senate bill No. 32, entitled "An act to revise and amend chapter one hundred and forty-five of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of the assessment and collection of the revenue;"" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Rouse introduced Senate bill No. 33, entitled "An act to amend sections 1900, 1902 and 1904, article VIII, chapter 24 of the Revised Statutes, entitled 'Of crimes and criminal precedure ;' " which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Mabrey introduced Senate bill No. 34, entitled "An act to amend section 5609, chapter 103, entitled Fees,'” to have State pay board bill in felony cases; which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator DeArmond introduced Senate bill No. 35, entitled "An act to further prescribe the duties of county surveyor ;'” which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Heaston introduced Senate bill No. 36, entitled "An act declaring certain bonds due and payable, and authorizing the Fund Commissioners to sell four and a half per cent. bonds to redeem the bonds so declared due and payable;” which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

On motion of Senator Jacobs, Senator Dungan was granted leave of absence until next Wednesday.

Senate bills Nos. 25 to 31 were taken up and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Edwards of St. Charles moved that when the Senate ad. journ it adjourn to meet Monday morning at 10 o'clock; agreed to.

On motion of Senator Morrisson, the Senate adjourned.

NINTH DAY-MONDAY, January 17, 1881.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
President in the chair.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
Journal of Friday read and adopted.

Senator Heard, from the Special Committee on Rules, offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Special Committee on Rules of the Senate be authorized to employ a clerk for the purpose of preparing the rules as revised by the committee, which was read first and second times and adopted.

Senator Cabell offered the following resolution :

WHEREAS, The House of Representatives of the present General Assembly has appropriated all the available rooms in the Capitol and in the Supreme Court building for the use of standing committees of the House ;

Resolved, That a committee of five, consisting of Senators Walker, Cottey, Mackay, Jacobs and McGrath, be appointed to secure suitable rooms for the use of such standing committees of the Senate as in their judgment require committee rooms; which was read first and second times and adopted.

Senator Stephens offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Committee on Retrenchment and Reform are instructed to examine and ascertain the several amounts paid to State and county officers as salaries, for the purpose of revising the same, and report to this body what, if any, changes are advisable, at as early a day as practicable; which was read first and second times, and upon vote being taken was not adopted.

Senator Naylor introduced Senate bill No. 37, entitled “An act to regulate the taking of depositions in civil actions, pending in courts of record and justices courts;" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed,

Senator Pehle introduced Senate bill No. 38, entitled "An act to amend sections 6723 and 6724 of article two (2), chapter one hundred and forty-five (145) of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, in relation to the assessment and collection of the revenue;" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Edwards of St. Charles introduced Senate bill No. 39, entitled "An act to amend sections 841 and 846, article 3, chapter 21, Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Railroad classification-charges -commissioners ;' " which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Byrns introduced Senate bill No. 40, entitled "An act to amend section 138 of chapter twenty-four of the Revised Statutes of Missouri in relation to crimes and criminal procedure;" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Cottey, chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means introduced Senate bill No. 41, entitled "An act to appropriate money for the support of the State Government for the years 1881 and 1882;" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Dobyns introduced Senate bill No. 42, entitled “An act to amend sections 4314, 4316, 4317, 4320, 4321, 4322 and 4323 of chapter 84 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of bridges;' " which was was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

On motion of Senator Rogers, Senator Jacobs was granted leave of absence until Thursday.

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

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Commttiee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 6, entitled "An act requiring the Governor to appoint a special committee of the General Assembly to visit and examine the institutions of the State," beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and reccommend that it do pass.

The bill so reported, being Senate bill No. 6, was taken up and ordered engrossed and printed.

Senator Morrisson submitted the following report from the Committee on Ways and Means:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 8, entitled "An act to secure to the State the speedy settlement and payment of all sums of money due from Elijah Gates, late Treasurer of the State of Missouri," beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass with the following amendments.

The bill so reported, being Senate bill No. 8, was taken up and the following amendments, reported by the Committee on Ways and Means, were read first and second times and adopted :

Amend printed bill by inserting in the blank in first line of section 1, the figures " 30."

Amend printed bill by inserting in blank in line 2, section 2, the words and figures "thirtieth."

Senator Lloyd moved to postpone the further consideration of the bill until Wednesday at 11 o'clock, and that it be made the special order of that day and hour; which motion was rejected by the following vote, the ayes and noes being demanded:

AYES–Senators Cabell, Caldwell, DeArmond, Dobins, Jacobs, Lloyd, Manistre, Manring, Phele, Perkins, Rogers and Rouse–12.

NOES–Senators Bland, Burns, Cottey, Edwards of Lafayette, Ed.

wards of St. Charles, Gottschalk; Heard, Heaston, Hutt, McGrath, Mabrey, Mackay, Morrisson, Naylor and Stephens-15.

ACSENT–Senators Bradley, Bryant, Headlee, McMahan and Walker-5.

ABSENT ON LEAVE–Senator Dungan-1.

On motion of Senator Morrisson, the bill was then laid over until to-morrow at 11 o'clock, and made the special order for that hour.

On motion of Senator Jacobs, Senator Headlee was granted leave of absence for to-day.

Senator Morrisson 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. 9, entitled "An act to secure to the State of Missouri a priority of lien in the case of insolvent debtors to the State,” beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass.

The bill so reported, being Senate bill No. 9, was taken up and made the special order for to-morrow morning at 11 o'clock.

Report of committee on rebuilding State Lunatic Asylum No. 2, was taken up and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

The report of the Register of Lands was taken up and referred to the Committee on State Lands.

On motion of Senator Lloyd the Senate went into executive session at 11:15 o'clock.

At 12 o'clock the Senate resumed its regular session.

On motion of Senator Dobyns the Senate adjourned until to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.

TENTH DAY—TUESDAY, January 18.

MORNING SESSION.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
The President in the chair.
A quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
Journal of yesterday read and approved.

Senator Lloyd, from the Committee on Elections, submitted the following report, which was read, and, on motion of Senator Cottey, made the special order for next Friday morning at 11 o'clock:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Elections, to whom was referred the certificate of election of Thomas G. Allen, ciaiming to be the Senator elect for the Twenty-seventh Senatorial District of Missouri, beg leave to report that they have carefully considered the same and find,

1st. That it appears from said certificate that at the general election in St. Louis county, Mo., Nov. 2, 1880, said Thomas G. Allen re. ceived the highest number of votes cast for any person for said office, and that he paid a State, school and city tax within one year next preceding said election, as appears from the receipt of the tax collector of the city of St. Louis, in the State of Missouri, produced to the clerk of the county court of St. Louis county aforesaid, as said official, the county clerk, duly certified.

2d. That a city tax in the city of St. Louis is, in the judgment of your committee, a county tax within the meaning of the Constitution and laws of the State, so far as they relate to the matter submitted.

3d. That the question of eligibility arising on the said certificate and argued before your committee is this: Must the payment of the taxes required to be paid be within the senatorial district in this case, within the Twenty-seventh Senatorial District, or is it sufficient as to place if payment be made elsewhere in the State?

If the requirement is that the Senator shall have paid the specific tax in his county or senatorial district, then Mr. Allen was ineligible and should not be seated. If, on the other hand, payment of taxes, as affecting the eligibility of a person offering for the office of State Senator, is not limited as to place, except that it must be within the State,

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