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in trust for the following purposes, to wit: If the Thirty-first General Assembly of Missouri, shall, at any time during its regular session for the year 1880, enact into laws two bills, of which copies marked respectively A and B are hereto attached, and the same shall be approved by the Governor of the Stete of Missouri, then, as soon as the Bank of Commerce shall have been officially advised of the fact of the passage and final approval by the Governor of said two acts set forth in the copies hereto attached, the Bank of Commerce shall, without further notice or order from said Calvin F. Burnes, place said sum of one hundred and eighty-four thousand nine hundred and seventy and 31-100 dollars ($184,970 31-100) to the credit of the State of Missouri. A delivery to said Bank of Commerce of copies of said two acts, certified according to law by the Secretary of the State, shall be considered an official advice to said bank of the passage and approval of said acts. This authority and trust is irrevocable by said Calvin F. Burnes, except as follows, namely: If the two bills marked A and B, or either of them, shall fail to be enacted into laws by said Thirty-first General Assembly at its regular session, or shall not be approved by the Governor, so that said General Assembly shall finally adjourn its said regular session for the year 1881, without the legislative enactment and executive approval of said two bills marked A and B, or either of them, then, and in that case the Bank of Commerce shall, and will hold said sum of one hundred and eighty-four thousand nine hundred and seventy and 31-100 dollars ($184,970 31-100) as the money of said Calvin F. Burnes, subject to his order, to be checked for by him as any ordinary deposit for his credit. Executed in triplicate, St. Louis, January 6th, 1881.
BANK OF COMMERCE. Signed by C. B. BORNHAM, President.
The foregoing receipt of the Bank of Commerce is a complete and correct statement of the trust assumed by the Bank of Commerce of St. Louis, and this shall be and is a full and final acquittance and release from me to said bank for all my claim to said sum of 184,970.31 dollars, or any part thereof, if placed to the credit of the State of Missouri, in conformity with the terms of the foregoing receipt and declaration of trust. Witness my hand and seal this sixth day of January, 1881.
O. F. BURNES (Seal). Which was read and two hundred and fifty copies ordered printed.
The bills referred to as exhibits "A" and "B,” were introduced by Senator Morrison, and numbered respectively 8 and 9.
Senator Walker offered the following resolution :
WHEREAS, It is the wish of the 31st General Assembly that the inaugural of the Governor elect be attended with ceremonies appropriate to the dignity and importance of the office; therefore be it
Resolved, That the President of the Senate appoint a committee of three from the Senate to meet with a like committee of five from the House, to act with the military in waiting upon his excellency T. T. Crittenden, Governor elect, and escorting him into the presence of the joint session in the hall of the House of Representatives assembled.
Which was read first and second times and adopted, and the President appointed as such committee, on the part of the Senate, Senators Walker, Mackay and Rogers.
On motion of Senator Cottey, the Senate took a recess until 11.45 A. M.
At the expiration of the recess taken, the President called the Senate to order, and the following communication was received from the House of Representatives :
Resolved, That the House of Representatives is now ready to meet the Senate in joint session for the purpose of inaugurating the Governor.
In compliance with the request of the House of Representatives, on motion of Senator Morrison, the Senate proceeded to the hall of the House of Representatives at 12 o'clock M.
At one o'clock the Senate returned from the House of Representatives and was called to order by the Hon. A. O. Brockmeyer, who proceeded to deliver his farewell address as follows:
SENATORS: In retiring from the position which I have held during the last four years, permit me to express to you my sincere thanks for the indulgence, the cordial support and ready assistance which I have received at your hands in the discharge of the duties devolving upon me as the presiding officer of this honored body. During the protracted sessions which embrace the period of these labors, no decision rendered by the chair was reversed by the judgment of the Senate. Your journal for that time records three appeals. The first, moved on February 10, 1877, by Senator Perkins, was decided by the vote of 23 for the decision of the chair to one vote for the appeal. The second, moved during the same session by Senator Wear, was decided by the vote of 26 for the decision to one vote for the appeal. The third, moved in January of 1879, by Senator Hudson, was decided by the vote of 18 for the decision, to 9 votes for the appeal. I refer to this record not to boast, not to parade my own excellence, but as incontrovertible evidence of the spirit that animated, the zeal that fructified, and in the judgment that directed the labors of the Senate. It was the performance of the public duties imposed, not the quibbling upon the niceties of parliamentary law, that claimed and received your undivided attention. The harmonizing of the statute law with the constitution of 1875, accomplished in one session, and the successful revision and classification of the entire statutes of the State during the other, were labors so extensive and so arduous that they left but little time to correct errors committed by the presiding officer. I invoke the records, therefore, not to parade excellence of my own, when conscious of defects, but that it may have witness with me to the public virtue practised by the Senate in my presence. I invoke it that it may speak some slight appreciation of the earnest toil you have undergone for the common welfare, toil left wholly unrequited by public recognition. As legislators you are engaged in what may be called the “thankless job of the age.” The masters you serve are many. Those who can truly value your labors are few. But the many cry out when the few only can judge; besides, you are the living representative, the actual embodiment of the public, the common, the general interest. But the general interest runs no newspapers. The general interest is every man's interest, is every man's business, and we all know “What is every man's business is no man's business.” But he who serves no man, however serious his exertions, must be satisfied to take his labor for his pains. The people whose common interest is placed in your keeping is a part of the distinctive industrial nation of modern times. Other nations have other tasks to perform in the general economy of civilization. Ours is the task to establish the empire of free industry selected from all the people and kindred of the earth, under the call, Come ye, come every one who has a heart to dare or will to doma continent is placed before us in all the savage luxury of nature. To subdue this, to transform this into the abode of civilized man, to lay broad and deep the foundation of empire, not with fire and sword, but with fire and axe, with spade and ploughshare, this is the task imposed, here lies the victory to be achieved-here lies the victory and here too the spoils of victory, wealth, power and present applause. For he alone is entitled to the wages of the day who performs the task of the day.
In this you can have no part, for your labor is not of today, nor of to-morrow; but if truly performed it is for all days, for all times. With the assurance that I shall always preserve the liveliest interest in whatever concerns the Senate of the State of Missouri, and the hope that I may retain the personal friendship of its members, I again thank you, and bid you, and the public life which I have shared with many of you for twenty years, a final farewell.
Hon. R. A. Campbell, Lieutenant Governor elect, came forward, took the oath of office, and after a brief inaugural address entered upon the discharge of his duties as President of the Senate.
Senator Morrisson offered the following resolution, which was read first and second times and unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That in taking leave of Lieutenant-Governor Brokmeyer, whose able, honest and impartial discharge of duty in the arduous and difficult labor of presiding over this body for the last four years, has won for him the commendation of all with whom he has been officially associated-in thus taking leave of one, who, under the operation of the organic law of the State, lays down the insignia of office, we desire as a feeble testimony of our respect for the man, and our appreciation of his public services, to express our sincere regret at severing our official relations, and offer our most fervent prayer for his future welfare and prosperity.
Senator Heaston offered the following resolution, which was read the first and second time and adopted :
Resolved, That 5,000 copies of the inagural address of His Excellency Governor Thomas T. Crittenden and the addresses of LieutenantGovernors H. O. Brokmeyer and R. A. Cambell be published for the use of the Senate, and that they be printed separately.
The President laid before the Senate the following list of standing committees, which was read and 100 copies ordered printed for the use of the Senate :
STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE OF THE THIRTY-FIRST GEN
Committee on Claims :
Senators Edwards of Lafayette, Mackay, Cabell Heaston and Gottschalk. Committee on Engrossment:
Seators Edwards of St. Charles, Hutt, Rouse, Rogers and Headlee. Committee on Banks and Corporations :
Senators Heard, Naylor, Bryant, Walker and Jacobs. Committee on Ways and Means :
Senators Cottey, Morrisson, Lloyd, Heaston and McGrath.
Committee on Internal Improvements :
Senators Lloyd, Headlee, Edwards of Lafayette, Naylor and Bryant. Committee on Judiciary:
Senators DeArmond, Cabell, Dobyns, Mabrey aud Dungan. Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence :
Senators Byrnes, Edwards of St. Charles, Lloyd, Rouse and Edwards of Lafayette. Committee on Education :
Senators Morrisson, Headlee, Stephens, Bland and Dungan. Committee on Federal Relations :
Senators Heaston, Hutt, DeArmond, Cabell and Bradley. Committee on Agriculture :
Senators McMahan, Walker, Bradley, Caldwell and Stephens. Committee on Privileges and Elections:
Senators Rouse, Headlee, DeArmond, Manring and Mackay. Committee on Militia :
Senators Mackay, McGrath, McMahan, Perkins and Caldwell. Committee on Accounts:
Senators Mabrey, Heard, Perkins, Byrnes and Bryant. Committee on Enrolled Bills:
Senators Bradley, Bland, Autt, Rogers and Mackay. Committee on Permanent Seat of Government :
Senators McGrath, Walker, Morrisson, Gottschalk and Edwards of St. Oharles. Committee on Penitentiary :
Senators Walker, Naylor, Morrisson, Jacobs and Dobyns. Committee on Administration and Probate Laws:
Senators Bryant, DeArmond, Heard, Heaston and Morrisson. Committee on State Lands:
Senators Rogers, Bland, Hutt, Perkins and McMahon. Committee on Roads and Highways:
Senators Perkins, Bradley, Stephens, Manring and Pehle. Committee on Blind Asylum:
Senators Jacobs, Byrnes, Cottey, Gottschalk and Edwards of Lafayette. Committee on Lunatic Asylum:
Senators Bland, Edwards of St. Charles, Pehle, Stephens and Caldwell.