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Senator Hutt moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was indefinitely postponed, and to lay the motion to reconsider on the table; the latter motion prevailed.

The president announced that all other business would be suspended and directed the secretary to read at length, House bill No. 161, entitled "An act in relation to marriage and marriage licences.”

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 following messages were 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 House bill No. 173, entitled “An act to provide for the payment of wages of labor in lawful money of the United States," and concurred in the following Senate amendment hereto annexed :

Amend by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Section 1. It shall not be lawful for any corporation, person or firm engaged in manufacturing or mining in this State to issue, pay out or circulate for payment of the wages of labor, any order, check, memorandum, token or evidence of indebtedness, payable in whole or in part otherwise, and in lawful money of the United States, unless the same is negotiable and redeemable at its face value, without discount, in cash, or in goods, wares, merchandise or supplies, at the option of the holder, at the store or other place of business of such firm, person or corporation, or at the store of any other person on whom such papers may be drawn where goods, wares or merchandise are kept for sale, sold or exchanged; and the person who, or corporation, firm or company which may issue any such order, check, memorandum, token or other evidence of indebtedness, shall, upon presentation and demand, any time after the maturity thereof, redeem the same in goods, wares, merchandise or supplies, at the current cash market prices for like goods, wares, merchandise or supplies, or in lawful money of the United States, as may be demanded by the holder of any such order, memorandum, token or other evidence of indebtedness.

Sec. 2. Any officer or agent of any corporation, or any person, firm or company engaged in the business of manufacturing or mining in this State, who, by themselves or agent, shall issue or circulate in payment for wages of labor any order, check, memorandum, token or evidence of indebtedness, payable in whole or in part otherwise than in lawful money of the United States, without being negotiable and payable at the option of the holder in goods, wares, merchandise, supplies or lawful money of the United States, as required by the first section of this act, or who shall fail to redeem the same when presented for payment at or after the maturity thereof, at his or their office or place of business, in lawful money of the United States, or who shall compel or attempt to coerce any employe of any such corporation, person, firm or company to purchase goods, wares, merchandise or supplies from any particular person, firm or corporation, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than ten nor more than five hundred dollars for each and every such offense.

Sec. 3. All fines which may be collected under the provisions of this act shall be paid into the county treasury of the county in which the prosecution shall be instituted, for the benefit of the public school fund of such county.

Sec. 3. Every circuit and prosecuting attorney in this State, upon his own knowledge of the facts, or upon the statement of any person whom he has reason to believe, and does believe to be credible, that any person has violated any of the provisions of this act, may file an information against such person in any court of competent jurisdiction, and prosecute him in the manner provided by law for the prosecution of misdemeanors.

Also, Senate bill No. 227, entitled "An act to amend section 5607, chapter 103 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled Of fees."

MR. PRESIDENT: I am instructed by the House to inform the Senate that the House has taken up substitute for House bill No. 354, entitled “An act to amend section 1160, chapter 23, article 4, entitled 'Of circuits,'" and concurred in Senate amendments hereto annexed :

Amend the bill by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting the following in lieu thereof :

SECTION 1. That section 1160 of the Revised Statutes be and the same is hereby amended by by striking out the words "on the second Monday in February and fourth Monday in July," where they occur between the words "Marion” and “Hannibal,” in the 3d and 4th lines of said section, and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "On the first Monday in June and the second Monday in November," and by adding to said section the following: "All writs and processes heretofore issued and returnable to the terms of court as now provided by law, shall be returnable to the terms of the respective courts as provided by this act, and shall have the same force and effect as if no

change had been made in the time of holding said courts," so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows:

Sec. 1160. In the sixteenth judicial circuit the courts shall be had at the following designated times in each county respectively, in each year: In the county of Marion, on the first Monday in June, and the second Monday in November; Hanoibal Court of Common Pleas, on the second Monday in January, first Monday in May and third Monday in September; in the county of Ralls, on the third Monday in March and the fourth Monday in August; in the county of Monroe, on the [- -] Monday in April and the fourth Monday in October; in the county of Shelby, on the first Monday in April and the second Monday in October. All writs and processes heretofore issued and returnable to the terms of court as now provided by law, shall be returnable to the terms of the respective courts as provided by this act, and shall have the same force and effect as if no change had been made in the time of holding said courts.

SEC. 2. The change in the time of holding court in the county of Marion creates an emergency; therefore, this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

And also passed the emergency clause.

Also taken up substitute for House bill No. 439, entitled "An act to amend section 6988, chapter 148, Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of salaries,” and concurred in the following Senate amendment hereto annexed :

Amend by striking out the present title and insert the following:

An act to amend section six thousand nine hundred and eightyeight (6988) and six thonsand nine hundred and eighty-nine (6989) of chapter 148 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, and adding a new section thereto, to be numbered 6990a, entitled "Of salaries."

Amend House bill No. 439 by adding the following new section:

SEC. 2. That section 6989 of chapter 148 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, be amended by adding after the words "per annum," where they occur in the fourth line of the section, the following words, “except the chief clerk in the Auditor's office, who shall be paid the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) per annum," so that said section, when amended, will read as follows:

Sec. 6989. Salaries of clerks of State officers. The chief clerks in the offices of the several State officers, and the book-keepers in the offices of the State Auditor and State Treasurer shall each receive a sal. ary not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars per annum, except the chief clerk in the State Auditor's office, who shall be paid the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) per annum, and all other clerks allowed said officers by law shall each receive a salary not exceeding one thousand dollars per annum for the time they are actually employed, but oo such clerk or book-keeper shall receive any greater amount than is allowed by law as a salary for one clerk or book-keeper; and in every case the warrants for such salary shall be drawn in favor of the person performing the services.

Sec. 3. There is hereby appropriated, out of the revenue fund, the additional sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for the payment of the chief clerk in the State Auditor's office and the salary of the Gov. ernor's Private Secretary, not otherwise provided for in the general appropriation bill.

Senator Jacobs arose to a question of privilege, and in appropriate words presented the President with a gold headed cane.

Senator Heard, in like manner, presented the Secretary, Mr. Nesbit, with an ink stand and gold pen.

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On motion of Senator Bryant, the Senate adjourned.

SIXTY-SEVENTH DAY-SATURDAY, March 26.

MORNING SESSION.

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

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

MR. PRESIDENT: I am instructed by the House to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed,

Senate joint and concurrent resolution No. 14, entitled "An act urging Congress to provide for a survey and preparation of sectional and schedule maps of the swamp and overflowed lands in Southeast Missouri and Northeastern Arkansas :"

Also, taken up House bill No. 415, entitled "An act to amend section 3489, article 4, chapter 59 of the Revised Statutes," and concurred in the following Senate amendment, hereto annexed :

Amend by striking out the words " by the clerk issuing the original writ,” where they occur in the preface and at the end of section 1 of said bill, and inserting in lieu thereof the words, "by the officer serving the same, and for each copy necessarily made by him, he shall be entitled to a fee of ten cents :"

Also, Senate joint and concurrent resolution No. 17, entitled "An act respecting the probate court in the county of Jackson :”

Also, Senate bill No. 169, entitled “An act to amend section 790, chapter 21, article 2 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, entitled 'Railroad companies:'"

Also, Senate bill No. 235, entitled "An act to appropriate money for payment of an unpaid balance of the salary of P. H. Edwards, for. merly Judge of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit of the State of Missouri :"

Also, Senate bill No. 156, entitled "An act to repeal section 116, article 6, chapter 1 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, in relation to sales of personal property in administration, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section :"

Also, taken up, amended and passed Senate bill No. 150, entitled “An act to amend section 806, article 2, chapter 21 of the Revised Statutes, entitled 'Of private corporations :"

Also, House bill No. 544, entitled "An act to amend section 4175 of chapter 78 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, concerning auctioneers,” and concurred in the following Senate amendment hereto annexed :

Amend section 1 by inserting after the words “sold by the owner," in line 4, printed bill, the following, and inserting in lieu thereof the words, “sold at the residence of the owner:”

Also, Senate bill No. 240, entitled "An act to amend section 1332 of chapter 46 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of laws.'"

Also, Senate bill No. 126, entitled "An act to amend section 3660, article 7 of chapter 59 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled "Of practice in civil cases :'”

Also, taken up House bill No. 719, entitled "An act to provide for the disposition of money which may be paid into the State Treasury in satisfaction of bonds issued by the State to any company or corporation, and to appropriate said money,” and amended Senate amendment, and as amended, concurred in Senate amendment thereto.

The following message was received from the Governor through his private Secretary, Mr. Farr:

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