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Senator Lloyd called up the special order, being the report of the special Committees on Elections, in relation to Mr. T. G. Allen, of the 27th senatorial district.

Senator Gottschalk moved the adoption of the report.

Pending consideration, on motion of Senator Cottey, the Senate took a recess until 2 o'clock P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

Senate met pursuant to a recess taken.
President in the chair.
A quorum present.

The Senate resumed consideration of the report of the special Committee on Elections.

On motion of Senator Cottey Senator Heard was granted leave of absence for to-day.

On motion of Senator Cabell, Senators McGrath and Naylor were granted leave of absence until Monday.

The question recurring upon the adoption of the report of the special Committee on Elections, and the ayes and noes being de. manded, it was adopted by the following vote:

AYES–Senators Bryant, Cabell, Caldwell, DeArmond, Dobyns, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Edwards of St. Charles, Gottschalk, Headlee, Hutt, Jacob, Lloyd, McMahan, Mabry, Manistre, Manning, Pehle, Perkins, Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker-23.

NOES–Senators Bradley, Byrns, Bland, Cottey, Heaston and Morrisson-6.

ABSENT–Senator Mackay.
ABSENT ON LEAVE–Senators Heard, McGrath and Naylor-3.

Mr. Thomas G. Allen being present came forward, took and subscribed the oath of office, and took his seat as a Senator.

Senator Heard was excused from service on the Committee on Accounts; Senator Cottey from the Committee on County Boundaries, and Senator Cabell from the Committee on Claims, and Senator Allen was by the President appointed in their stead on each of said committees.

Senator Mackay introduced Senate bill No. 59, entitled “An act to amend subdivisions 9 and 10 of sec. 6785, chap. 145, Revised Statutes, in relation to collectors' commissions," which was read and 50 copies ordered printed.

Upon motion of Senator Edwards of St. Charles, the Senate adjourned until to morrow-morning at 10 o'clock.

FOURTEENTH DAY-SATURDAY, January 22.

MORNING SESSION.

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

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

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred Senate Bill No. 41, entitled "An act to appropriate money for the support of the State Government for the years 1881 and 1882," beg leave to report that they have compared the same and find it to be truly engrossed, and that the printed copies thereof furnished to the Senators are correct.

Senator Morrisson introduced Senate bill No. 60, entitled "An act to authorize the issue and sale of Renewal Revenue bonds for the purpose of meeting and redeeming outstanding Revenue bonds falling due in the year 1881, which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Morrisson introduced Senate bill No. 61, entitled "An act to amend an act, entitled 'An act to enable counties, cities, townships and towns to fund all or any part of their bonded debt and unpaid subscriptions to the capital stock of any railroad company, after first submitting the same to a vote of the qualified voters thereof, and to create a sinking fund for the payment of such funded indebtedness, and repealing certain acts, approved March 27,1875, April 12, 1877, and April 14, 1877, and all other acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act, approved May 16, 1879;'” which was read first time and 50 printed.

On motion of Senator Bryant, Senator Heard was granted leave of absence for to-day.

Senator Dungan introduced Senate bill No. 62, entitled "An act to amend section 2732, chapter 42, of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled “Of judgments;'" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Cabell introduced joint and concurrent resolution No. 5, in relation to printing ordered by the General Assembly; which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Morrison introduced joint and concurrent resolution No. 6, authorizing and instructing the committee appointed by the Governor to settle with the Auditor and Treasurer, to cancel vouchers, destroy warrants, etc.; which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

On the third reading of Senate bills, Senate bill No. 41, entitled “An act to appropriate money for the support of the State Government for the years 1881 and 1882," was taken up, read third time and passed by the following vote :

AYES-Senators Allen, Bryant, Byrns, Bland, Cabell, Caldwell, Cottey, DeArmond, Dobyns, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Edwards of St. Charles, Gottschalk, Headlee, Hutt, Jacobs, Lloyd, McMahan, Manistre, Manring, Morrisson, Pehle, Perkins, Rogers, Rouse and Stephens—26.

ABSENT–Senators Bradley, Heaston, Mabrey, Mackay and Walker

ABSENT ON LEAVE-Senators Heard, McGrath and Naylor-3.

Senator Cottey 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 Edwards of St. Charles moved that the Senate adjourn till Monday, 10 o'clock. Carried.

FIFTEENTH DAY-MONDAY, January 24.

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

Senators Bradley and Edwards of St. Charles, were granted leave . of absence until Wednesday.

Senator Pehle granted leave of absence one day.
Senator Heaston reported sick.

Senator Stephens presented a petition from citizens of Boone county, Mo., in regard to the assessment and collection of the revenue; which was referred to the Committee on retrenchment and Reform.

Senator Rogers presented a petition from Virginia L. Minor, Mrs. J.JB. Buckley, Eliza Buckley Ingalls, and others, praying for an amend. ment to the Constitution of the State of Missouri, so that it may conform to the bill of rights; which was referred to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

Senator Cabell introduced the following resolution, which was read first and second times and adopted :

WHEREAS, Information contained in reports and documents or. dered by the Senate to be printed, is essential to intelligent legislation on the subjects to which they relate; and,

WHEREAS, This information cannot be obtained by Senators, for the reason that all these documents have been and now are in the hands of the printer; and,

WHEREAS, By the rules of the Senate, bills and joint resolutions introduced into the Senate are required to be printed before they can be referred to appropriate committees; and,

WHEREAS, The printing of such bills and resolutions has been unreasonably delayed, thus hindering and temporarily suspending the most important business of the Senate; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate Committee on State Printing be and they are hereby authorized, instructed, directed and required to immediately take such steps as will secure and insure the speedy and prompt printing, for the use of the Senate, of all resolutions, bills and documents of every kind ordered to be printed by the Senate.

Senator Dungan introduced Senate bill No. 63, entitled “An act to repeal section 1209, article 6, of chapter 23 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of courts of record;"" which was read and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator DeArmond, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, introduced Senate bill No. 64, entitled "An act to provide for the making of settlements with the State Auditor and State Treasurer, and the examination of the condition and affairs of State offices generally, the Governor's excepted, in cases where such settlement has not been or shall not be reported to and acted upon by the General Assembly, as required by law; which was read and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Lloyd introduced Senate bill No. 65, entitled “An act to amend section 4358, article 2 of chapter 87 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of the restraint of diseased and Texas cattle;'” which was read and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Rogers introduced Senate bill No. 66, entitled "An act to amend section 7631, article 1 of chapter 164 of the Revised Statutes, entitled “Of the State treasury;'" which was read and 50 copies or dered printed.

On second reading of bills :

Senate bill No. 25 was taken up, read second time and referred to the Committee on Insurance.

Senate bill No. 27 was taken up, read secone time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 29 was taken up, read second time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 30 was taken up, read second time and referred to the Committee on Roads and Highways.

Senate bill No. 31 was taken up, read second time and referred to the Committee on Immigration.

Senate bill No. 59 was taken up, read second time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

The President announced the appointment of Senators Bryant, DeArmond, Heard, Heaston and Morrisson as the Committee on Senatorial and Representative apportionment.

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