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reference to making the final settlements of executors and administrators," beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass.

Senator Byrns 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. 217, entitled "An act to amend section 1622, article 8, chapter 24, Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of crimes and criminal procedure,”” beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass.

Senator Cottey 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. 66, entitled "An act to amend section 7631, article 1 of chapter 164 of the Revised Statutes, entitled Of the State Treasury,'" beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass, with the accompanying amendment.

Senate bill No. 66 was taken up, and the following amendment, reported from the committee, was read twice and adopted :

Amend section 1 by striking out all after the words “five-twenty bonds," in line 10, printed bill, and by inserting in lieu thereof the words: "Provided, There are no option bonds which may be called in, then they may invest the same in, or purchase any of the bonds of the State, upon which the State is held or bound for the payment of interest.”

Senator Cottey offered the following amendment to the title, which was read first and second times and adopted :

Amend title of act by striking out the words of the State Treasury,” and insert in lieu thereof the words " Treasury Department.”

Senator Leaston offered the following amendment, which was read first and second times and adopted :

Amend section 1 by striking out all prior to the words section 7631, in line 6, printed bill, and insert the following in lieu thereof: “ Section 1. Amend section 7631, article 1, chapter 164, Revised Statutes, entitled Treasury Department,'" by striking out the following words, to wit: “Or they may invest the same in any of the bonds of the State, the Hannibal and St. Joseph railroad bonds excepted. But in no case shall said Commissioners purchase or redeem any such bonds at a higher rate than their face value,” and by inserting in lieu thereof the following words: “Provided, There are no option bonds which may be called in, then they may invest the same in, or purchase any of the bonds of the State, upon which the State is held or bound for the payment of interest," so that said section, when amended, shall read as follows:

The bill, as amended, was ordered engrossed by the following vote, the President voting in the affirmative:

AYES–Senators Byrns, Cottey, DeArmond, Heard, Heaston, Hutt, McMahan, Morrisson, Naylor and Perkins-10.

NOES-Senators Allen, Bland, Caldwell, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Edwards of St. Charles, Gottschalk, Jacobs, Manring and Rouse-10.

ABSENT ON LEAVE-Senators Bradley, Bryant, Cabell, Dobyns, Headlee, Lloyd, McGrath, Mabrey, Mackay, Manistre, Pehle, Rogers, Stephens and Walker-14.

The following message was received from the House of Representatives through Mr. Hawley, Chief Clerk, which was read:

MR. PRESIDENT: I am instructed by the House to inform the Senate that the House has taken up and passed substitute for House bill No. 145, entitled "An act to amend sections 2835 and 2836 of article 2, chapter 44, Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, entitled “Jurisdiction of justices of the peace:""

Also, House bill No. 241, entitled "An act to amend section 806, chapter 21, article 2, Revised Statutes of Missouri, concerning corporations :"

Also, substitute for House bill No. 186, entitled "An act to appropriate money for support of State government for the years 1881 and 1882"

In which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully requested.

On motion of Senator DeArmond, Senator Bradley was added to Committee on Mines and Manufactures.

Senator Cottey 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. 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," beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass with the accompanying amendment.

Senate bill No. 60 was taken up, and the following amendment, offered by the committee, was read first and second times and adopted :

Amend section 5 by inserting in the 1st line thereof before the word " it” the following: “Before issuing and disposing of any of the bonds authorized by this act."

The bill was ordered engrossed.

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

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 96, entitled "An act to appropriate money for the payment of the National Bank of Commerce of the city of New York, fiscal agent of the State, for the payment of bonds of the State and interest coupons as as they fell due from the year 1972 to December 31, 1880," beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that the accompanying substitute do pass.

Substitute for Senate bill No. 96, reported by the committee, was taken up, read first and second times, adopted and ordered engrossed.

Senator Edwards of Lafayette was granted leave of absence for one week.

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Senator Heaston submitted the following report from the Committee on Federal Relations :

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Féderal Relations, to whom was referred substitute for House joint and concurrent resolution No. 13, entitled " Joint and concurrent resolution instructing our Senators and requesting our Representatives in Congress to favor the passage of an act giving pensions to the surviving soldiers of the Mexican war," beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass.

Substitute for House joint and concurrent resolution No. 13 was taken up, read third time and passed by the following vote:

AYES–Senators Allen, Byrns, Bland, Caldwell, Cottey, DeArmond, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Edwards of St. Charles, Gottschalk, Heard, Heaston, Hutt, Jacobs, McMahan, Manring, Morrisson, Naylor, Perkins and Rouse-20.

ABSENT ON LEAVE–Senators Bradley, Bryant, Cabell, Dobyns, Headlee, Lloyd, McGrath, Mabrey, Mackay, Manistre, Pehle, Rogers, Stephens and Walker-14.

The title was read and agreed to.

Senator Hutt moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill passed and to lay the motion to reconsider on the table; which latter motion prevailed.

Senator Heaston moved that when the Senate adjourn it adjourn until to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock; carried.

On second reading of Senate bills, Senate joint and concurrent resolution No. 11, entitled “Concurrent resolution submitting to the legal voters of the State of Missouri an amendment to the State Constitution, in relation to the prohibition of the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors,” was read second time and referred to Committee on Constitutional amendments.

Senate bill No. 111, entitled “ An act to amend section 815, article 2, chapter 21, Revised Statutes of Missouri, concerning discrimination allowed in the shipment of grain,” was read second time and referred to Committee on Banks and Corporations.

Senate bill No. 146, entitled “An act to regulate the practice of medicine and surgery in the State of Missouri,” was read second time and referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.

Senate bill No. 147, entitled “An act to provide for the submission of constitutional amendments to a vote of the people,” was read second time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 149, entitled " An act to amend section 5467, chapter 98, Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled Of dram-shops,'” was read second time and referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.

Senate bill No. 151, entitled “ An act to authorize the appointment of stenographic reporters in courts exercising criminal jurisdiction in cases of felony in cities having a population of more than one hundred thousand inhabitants," was read second time and referred to Committee on Criminal jurisprudence.

Senate bill No. 155, entitled "An act to amend section 295, article 14, chapter 1 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, in relation to appeals in administration,” was read second time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 158, entitled "An act in relation to the service of notices by notaries public,” was read second time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 160, entitled “An act to amend section 3311, chapter 52, Revised Statutes of 1879, entitled 'Of mortgages and deeds of trust," was read second time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.

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

THIRTY-NINTH DAY-TUESDAY, February 22.

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

Senator Edwards of St. Charles presented a remonstrance from citizens of Augusta, St. Charles county, Missouri, protesting against submission of a constitutional amendment prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors; which was referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments.

Senator Heaston submitted the following report from the Committee on Claims, which was read:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Claims to whom was referred Senate bill No. 143, entitled “An act for the relief of Calvin Gunn and to appropriate money therefor," beg leave to report that they have considered the same and recommend that it do not pass.

Senate bill No. 143 was taken up and laid over informally.

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. 117, entitled "An act to amend section 3514, article 5, chapter 59 of the Revised Statutes, entitled “Of practice in civil cases," 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 Edwards of St. Charles, from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, submitted the following report, which was read :

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom referred Senate bill No. 92, entitled "An act to enable insurance companies other than life, to surrender their special charters and accept in lieu thereof the provisions of the general insurance statutes, and to empower companies doing a stock and mutual business to continue the one and discontinue the other," 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.

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