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borers and other employes shall each receive $2.50 per day when in the service of the Senate or House;" which was read the first and second times and agreed to by the following vote :

AYES-Senators Allen, Bradley, Bryant, Byrns, Bland, Cabell, Caldwell, Cottey, Dungan, Gottschalk, Headlee, Hutt, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mackay, Manistre, Manring, Morrisson, Naylor, Pehle, Perkins, Rogers, Stephens and Walker-25.

NOES–Senators DeArmond, Dobyns, Heard, Heaston, Jacobs, Mabrey and Rouse—7.

ABSENT ON LEAVE–Senator Edwards of Lafayette.
ABSENT-Senator Edwards of St. Charles.

The bill and amendments were recommitted to the Committee on Retrenchment and Reform.

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. 241, entitled “An act to amend section 1547, article 8, Revised Statutes, relating to offenses against public morals and decency or the public police and miscellaneous offenses," beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass with the accompanying amendment:

House bill No. 241 was taken up, and the following amendment, reported by the committee, read first and second times :

Amend by adding at the end of said section the following," or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not less than six nor more than twelve months."

The ayes and noes being demanded, the amendment was agreed to by the following vote:

AYES–Senators Allen, Bradley, Bryant, Byrns, Bland, Cabell, Caldwell, Cottey, Dungan, Edwards of St. Charles, Gottschalk, Headlee, Heard, Hutt, Jacobs, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mabrey, Mackey, Manistre, Manring, Morrisson, Naylor, Pehle, Perkins, Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker--30.

NOES-Senators DeArmond, Dobyns and Heaston-3.
ABSENT ON LEAVE–Senator Edwards of Lafayette.
Senator Gottschalk offered the following amendment:

Amend by adding in fifth line, after the word "years," the following: “or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not less than than six nor more than twelve months;" which was read first and second times and agreed to.

Senator Heaston offered the following amendment:

Amend by prefixing to the section and after the enacting clause the following: “Section 1”—and also by inserting at the beginning of

line seven, printed bill, the following; “Section 1547;" which was read first and second times and agreed to.

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

AYES--Senators Allen, Bradley, Bryant, Byrns, Bland, Cabell, Caldwell, Cottey, DeArmond, Dobyns, Dungan, Gottschalk, Headlee, Heard, Heaston, Hatt, Jacobs, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mabrey, Mackay, Manistre, Manring, Morrisson, Naylor, Pehle, Perkins, Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker--32.

ABSENT ON LKAVE–Senators Edwards of Lafayette and Edwards of St. Charles--2.

The title of the bill was agreed to.

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

Substitute for Senate bill No. 92, being special order for to-day, was taken up.

On motion of Senator Manring, the Senate adjourned until 2 o'clock P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
The President pro tem., Senator Morrisson, in the chair.
A quorum present.

Senator Cottey called up substitute for Senate bills Nos. 3, 4, 12, 15, 21, 32, 38, 54, 59, 79, 109, 127 and 131, and moved that the Senate resolve into Committee of the Whole for its consideration; which was agreed to; Senator Hutt in the chair.

The committee rose, and Senator Hutt reported progress, and asked leave to sit again at 11 o'clock to-morrow; which was granted.

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

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred substitute Senate bills Nos. 80, 86 and 88, entitled “An act to secure the adjustment and settlement of claims of the State of Missouri against the United States for enrolling, equipping and subsisting the militia forces thereof in suppressing the rebellion, and also claims of this State for five per cent. upon Government lands disposed of by the United States, which have not heretofore been adjusted,” 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.

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Engrossed Bills to whom was referred Senate bill No. 155, entitled "An act to amend section 295, of article 14, of chapter 1, of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, relating to 'Appeals in administration,'” 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.

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 163, entitled “An act to amend section 7457, article 5, chapter 162 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, . Of Township organization,'” 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.

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 158, entitled "An act in relation to the service of notices by notaries public,” 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.

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 156, entitled "An act to repeal section 116, article 6, chapter 1, Revised Statutes, in relation to sales of personal property, in administration, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section," beg leave to report that they have compared the same and find it truly engrossed, and that the printed copies thereof furnished to the Senators are correct.

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 200, entitled "An act to amend sections 2724 and 2727, chapter 41 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Of interest,'" 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 Rogers submitted the following report from the Committee on State Lands, which was read:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on State Lands, to whom was referred a communication from the State Auditor, concerning the erroneous sales of certain tracts of land by the State of Missouri to George W. Arnold, George W. Fricke and Edward Price, beg leave to report that they have examined the records in the office of the register of lands, and find the facts as set forth in the letter of the auditor to be correct, and have introduced bills for the relief of the parties therein named, as provided in section 6110 of the Revised Statutes.

Senator Rogers introduced Senate bill No. 233, entitled "An act to authorize the register of lands. to issue corrected patents for lands known as the five hundred thousand acre grant, township school lands, and swamp lands;" which was read first time and 50 copies ordered printed.

Senator Manring submitted the following report from the Committee on Township Organization:

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Township Organization, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 189, entitled "An act to amend section 7433, article 1, chapter 162, Revised Statutes, entitled 'Township elections,'” beg leave to report that they have considered the same and recommend that it do pass.

Senate bill No. 189 was taken up and ordered engrossed.

Senator Stephens ordered the following report from the Committee on State University, which was read and 300 copies ordered printed :

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on State University, in discharge of the duties devolving upon them, recently visited the University, and respectfully submit the following report:

First - On examination of the receipts and expenditures of the Board of Curators for the years 1879 and 1880, we find the same to be correct and in accord with their report made to this body. We also made an examination into the present status of the University with reference to the estimate of expenditures furnished by the board for the years 1881 and 1882, in order that we might obtain such information as would enable this body to make the necessary appropriations for its support. We found that the support and maintenance of the University during the last two fiscal years cost $81.25 less than the amount it had at its control.

Considering the various departments required to be supported, the many contingencies that must be constantly arising, the rapid increase of attendance, and the further fact that the amount expended exceeds $100,000.00, this small balance shows more clearly than any details that we can give the rigid ecenomy of the conduct of the institution and the carefulness of the board in making their estimates.

Second-In regard to the appropriation necessary for its support and maintenance during the coming two years, we would call attention to the fact that the necessary current expenses of the institution, exclusive of salaries, for some two years past, so far as the committee

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have been able to ascertain the facts, has been in the aggregate about $10,000.00 a year.

This is about twenty per cent. of the entire expense of the institution, a smaller per cent. than can be shown by any public university or college in our country known to us, with perhaps one or two exceptions.

The average number of students now taught by each professor, is very much larger than it ought to be, so large in fact that in some of its branches classes are instructed under such disadvantages as to cause very considerable loss in the value of instruction to the pupils. In justice to both, the teacher and the taught, we could not suggest any diminution, either of the number of instructors, or in the amount estimated by the board as necessary to pay them, but consider the amount of their estimate absolutely necessary for the proper conduct of the institution.

ThirdThe crowded state of the recitation rooms is one of the gravest troubles now confronting our University. The evil is radical, and if not removed the University has reached the full limit of its capacity. To crowd more students together in its class rooms would be indefensible. In view of the importance of having more room, the committee would respectfully recommend that an appropriation be made for the extension of the University Hall, and the University building proper be put thoroughly in repair and enlarged.

The committees of the two previous General Assemblies, have made the same recommendations, but in view of the rapid increase in college attendance, we believe further delay will cause an injury to that institution which it will take the efforts of years to repair.

The institution is working up to the full measure of its opportunities and appliances, the faculty are working together in harmony, the reputation of the president has already transcended the limits of his own State, and the same might be said of some of the professors. The morale of the students is good, and their devotion to the institution and its honored president and his able corps of assistants is honorable to both.

In conclusion, we would say, that we believe, if the University is put in a position to do thorough, healthful, honest work, for all the young men and women who may desire to take advantage of the opportunities which she may offer, in a very few years Missouri will have an institution of which the State will be proud, and no Missouri boy or girl will be beholden to the munificence of another State for the ad.

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