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referred Senate concurrent resolution No. 16, submitting to the qualified voters of the State of Missouri an amendment to the Constitution thereof, concerning the judicial department,” 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. 125, entitled “An act fixing the pay of certain officers of the General Assembly,” 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 moved that when the Senate adjourn it adjourn until 24 o'clock P. M., which was agreed to.

On motion of Senator DeArmond, the Senate adjourned.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
The President in the chair.

A quorum present.

On motion of Senator Cottey, the Senate resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of substitute for Senate bills - Nos. 3, 4, 12, 15, 21, 32, 38, 54, 59, 79, 109, 127 and 131.

Senator Hutt in the chair.

On motion of Senator Morrisson, the committee rose; Senator Hutt reported progress and asked leave to sit again, which was granted.

On motion of Senator Morrisson, the Senate went into executive session at 4 P. M.

At 4:25 P. M. the Senate resumed its regular session.

Senator Lloyd submitted the following report from the Committee on Internal Improvements :

MR. PRSIDENT: Your Committee on Internal Improvements, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 137, entitled “An act to amend sections 833, 835 and 842, article 3, chapter 21, Revised Statutes, entitled Railroad classification, charges, commissioners,'” beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it

do pass.

Senate bill No. 137 was taken up and ordered engrossed.

Senator Lloyd submitted the following report from the Committee on Internal Improvements, which was read:

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MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Internal Improvements, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 138, entitled "An act to amend sections 838, 839 and 840, article 3, chapter 21, Revised Statutes, entitled *Railroads, classification, charges, commissioners,'” beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend that it do pass.

Senate bill No. 138 was taken up and ordered engrossed.

On second reading of Senate bills, the following were read and referred:

Senate bill No. 234, entitled "An act making an appropriation for the enlargement of the University of Missouri,” to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Senate bill No. 236, entitled “An act to amend section 7631, article 1, chapter 164, Revised Statutes, entitled Treasury Depart- . ment,'" to Committee on Ways and Means.

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 acres grant, township school land and swamp land,” to Committee on Judiciary.

Senate bill No. 237, entitled "An act relating to towns and cities exercising their municipal authority under special charters,” to Com-mittee on State Lands.

Senate bill No. 238, entitled "An act to amend sections 2025 and 2026 of article 23, chapter 24, Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, entitled . Proceedings before justice in misdemeanors,'" to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.

Senate bill No. 239, entitled “An act to amend section 7631, chapter 164, Revised Statutes, entitled “Treasury Department," to Committee on Ways and Means.

Senate bill No. 240, entitled “An act to amend section 3132, chapter 46, Revised Statutes, entitled 'Of laws,'" to Committee on Printing.

Senate bill No. 231, entitled “An act relating to the law of libel," to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.

Senate joint and concurrent resolution No. 17, instructing our Senators and requesting our Representatives in Congress to use all means in their representative capacity to secure the appropriation of $25,000 for the purpose of improving Grand river and reclaiming the swamp lands lying along said river," to Committee on Federal Relations.

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The following resolution, amending the standing rules of the Senate, introduced by Senator Cottey on yesterday was taken up, read second time and adopted:

Resolved, That rule 43 be amended, as follows:

Amend rule 43 by inserting between the words “question” and " without,” in line 2, these words : “nor longer than ten minutes;" and by inserting between the words “reply” and “but,” in line 4, these words: “not longer than five minutes," so that said rule, as amended, shall read as follows:

Rule 43. No member shall speak more than once to the same question, nor longer than ten minutes, without leave of the Senate, unless he be the mover, proposer or introducer of the matter pending, in which case he shall be permitted to speak in reply not longer than five minutes, but not until every member choosing to speak shall have spoken.

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 Senate bill No. 176, entitled "An act to regulate the sale of vinegar in this State," beg leave to report that they have compared the same and find it to be truly engrossed, and that the printed copies thereof fernished to the Senators are correct.

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Engrossed Bills, to whom was referred Senate bill No.50, entitled "An act to appropriate money and provide for the payment of the claims of the Rolla Board of Education,” beg leave to report that they have compared the same and find it to be truly engrossed, and that the printed copies thereof fur. nished to the Senators are correct.

MR. PRESIDENT: Your Committee on Engrossed Bills to whom was referred Senate bill No. 5, entitled “An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act to provide for the exercise of the right of voting by persons who have failed to register,'” 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. 207, entitled "An act for the relief of Hazelton J. Skinner, and to appropriate money therefor,” 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.

On third reading of Senate bills, Senate bill No. 72, entitled “An act to amend chapter 119 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled Of insurance,' by providing for the imposition and collection of fines and penalties;" was taken up, read third time and passed by the fol. lowing vote:

AYES–Senators Bradley, Bryant, Byrns, Cabell, Cottey, Dobyns, Dungan, Edwards of St. Charles, Headlee, Heard, Heaston, Hutt, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mabrey, Mackay, Morrisson, Naylor, Perkins, Stephens and Walker—22.

NOES–Senators Allen, Bland, Caldwell, Edwards of Lafayette, Gottschalk, Manistre, Manring, Pehle, Rogers and Rouse-10.

ABSENT-Senators DeArmond and Jacobs—2.
The title of the bill was read and agreed to.

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

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 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, Heard, Heaston, Hutt, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mabrey, Mackay, Manistre, Manring, Morrisson, Naylor, Pehle, Perkins, Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker-32.

ABSENT–Senators Bradley and Jacobs—2.

The emergency clause of said bill was 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, Heard, Heaston, Hutt, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mabrey, Mackay, Manistre, Manring, Morrisson, Naylor, Pehle, Perkins, Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker_32.

ABSENT–Senators Bradley and Jacobs—2.
The title of the bill was read and agreed to.

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

Senate bill No. 160, entitled "An act to amend section 3311, chapter 52 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri, entitled 'Of mortgages and deeds of trust;}” was taken up, read third time and passed by the following vote :

AYES–Senators Bradley, Bryant, Byrns, Bland, Cabell, Caldwell,

Cottey, DeArmond, Dobyns, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Gotts-
chalk, Headlee, Heard, Heaston, Hutt, Jacobs, McGrath, McMahan,
Mabrey, Mackay, Manistre, Manring, Morrisson, Naylor, Perkins,
Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker-30.

NOES–Senators Allen and Pehle-2.
ABSENT–Senators Edwards of St. Charles and Lloyd-2.
The title of the bill was read and agreed to.

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

Senate bill No. 167, entitled "An act concerning the liability of cities, towns and persons for damages to persons or property caused by riots;" was taken up, read third time and passed by the following vote :

AYES–Senators Allen, Bradley, Bryant, Byrns, Bland, Cabell, Caldwell, Cottey, DeArmond, Dobyns, Dungan, Edwards of Lafayette, Edwards of St. Charles, Gottschalk, Headlee, Heard, Heaston, Hutt, Jacobs, Lloyd, McGrath, McMahan, Mabrey, Mackay, Manistre, Manring, Morrisson, Naylor, Pehle, Rogers, Rouse, Stephens and Walker -33.

ABSENT-Senator Perkins.
The title of the bill was read and agreed to.

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

Senate bill No. 171, entitled "An act to amend section 5608 of chapter 103 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, entitled 'Fees;' » was taken up, read third time and passed by the following vote :

AYES–Senators Allen, Bradley, Bryant, Byrns, Bland, Caldwell, DeArmond, Dobyns, Dungan, Edwards of St. Charles, Headlee, Heard, Hutt, Jacobs, Lloyd, McMahan, Mabrey, Mackay, Manring, Perkins, Rouse and Stephens-22.

NOES–Senators Cabell, Cottey, Edwards of Lafayette, Gottschalk, Heaston, McGrath, Manistre, Morrisson, Naylor, Pehle, Rogers and Walker-12.

The title of the bill was read and agreed to.

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

Senate bill No. 189, entitled "An act to amend section 7433, article 1, chapter 162 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, 1879, entitled

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