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The title of the bill was then agreed to.

Senator Bruere moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill passed, and moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the table.

The motion to lay on the table was adopted.

Senator Roseberry, from the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, submitted the following report:

SENATE CHAMBER, February 16, 1869.

MR. PRESIDENT-Sir: Your Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, to whom was referred substitute for House bills Nos. 50 and 74, entitled an act to repeal an act entitled "an act providing for the trial of misdemeanors by information instead of indictment, and amending chapters one hundred and eighty-six, two hundred and seven, two hundred and ten and two hundred and eleven, relating to misdemeanors, by repealing certain sections thereof," approved March 27, 1868, and to re-enact sections two, three, four, five and eleven of chapter one hundred and eighty-six, section thirty-one of chapter two hundred and seven, sections twenty-two, twenty-three and twenty-four of chapter two hundred and ten, and section thirty-four of chapter two hundred and eleven of the general statutes of Missouri, beg leave to report that your committee have carefully considered same and recommend that the bill do pass.

The bill so reported was taken up, and,

On motion of Senator Roseberry,

The same was postponed until two o'clock to-morrow.

Senator Bruere, chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT-Your Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 112, entitled "an act to amend chapter thirtytwo of the general statutes of Missouri, concerning fees and fee bills," have considered the same and recommend that it do not pass.

The bill so reported was taken up, and,

On motion of Senator Bruere,

The same was indefinitely postponed.

Senator Clark, chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, submitted the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT-Your committee to whom was referred Senate bill No. 45, entitled an act to amend section seven, chapter eighty, title twenty-five, general statutes, 1865, in reference to inclosures, have had the same under consideration, and instruct me to report the same back with the recommendation that it do pass.

The bill so reported was taken up and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading on to-morrow.

Senator Blodgett, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT-Your Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 142, entitled an act in relation to the court of common pleas in the county of Buchanan, have considered the same and recommend the passage of the following substitute in lieu thereof.

The bill so reported was taken up and the substitute submitted as follows:

An act to amend an act entitled an act in regard to the salary of the judge of the Buchanan county court of common pleas, approved March 14, 1859.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as follows:

SECTION 1. Section one of an act entitled an act in regard to the salary of the judge of the Buchanan county court of common pleas, approved March 14, 1859, is hereby amended to read as follows: Sec. 1. In addition to the salary now allowed by law to the judge of the Buchanan court of common pleas, he shall receive such sum not exceeding one thousand dollars each year, as may be allowed him by the county court of Buchanan county, which sum shall be paid him in equal quarterly payments out of the county treasury of said county on the warrant of said court drawn in his favor upon the county treasurer.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its
Was read the first and second times, when

passage;

Senator Harbine offered the following amendment:

Amend the substitute by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting:

SECTION. 1. Section one of an act entitled an act in regard to the salary of the judge of the Buchanan court of common pleas, approved March 14, 1859, is hereby amended to read as follows: Sec. 1. In addition to the salary now allowed by law to the judge of the Buchanan court of common pleas, he shall receive, annually, the further sum of one thousand dollars, one-half of which sum shall be paid to him quarter yearly out of the State treasury in the same manner as the judges of the circuit courts are paid, and the other half of which shall be paid him in equal quarterly payments out of the county treasury of said county on the warrant of the county court drawn in his favor on the county treasurer.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its approval.

Amendment read the first and second times and lost by the following vote, Senator Harbine demanding the ayes and noes:

AYES-Senators Birch, Boardman, Clark, Evans, Harbine, Headlee and Rogers-7.

NOES-Senators Blodgett, Brown of Shelby, Brown of St. Louis, Bruere, Carroll, Cavender, Conrad, Davis, Essex, Filler, Graham, Human, Morrison, Rea, Ridgley, Roseberry, Reed, Spaunhorst, Todd, Waters and Williams-21.

Absent-Senators Gottschalk, Morse and Rea-3.

Absent with leave-Senators Dodson, Elwell and Shelton-3.

The substitute offered by the committee was then agreed to.
On motion of Senator Blodgett

The bill was considered engrossed, read the third time and passed by the following vote:

AYES Senators Birch, Blodgett, Boardman, Brown of Shelby Brown of St. Louis, Bruere, Carroll, Cavender, Clark, Conrad, Davis, Essex, Evans, Filler, Gottschalk, Graham, Harbine, Headlee, Human,

Morrison, Morse, Rea, Ridgley, Rogers, Roseberry, Reed, Spaunhorst, Todd, Waters and Williams-30.

NOES-None.

Absent-Senator Rollins-1.

Absent with leave-Senators Dodson, Elwell and Shelton--3.

The title of the bill was then agreed to.

Senator Blodgett moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill was passed, and moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the table. Motion to lay on the table adopted.

On leave, Senator Ridgley introduced
Senate bill No. 181, entitled

An act to regulate the sale of tickets, the rate of fare to be charged and the taxes and license to be paid by street railroad companies in the city of St. Louis.

Read the first time, rule suspended, read the second time, and,
On motion of Senator Ridgley,

Referred to the St. Louis Senatorial Delegation.

On leave. Senator Harbine introduced

Senate bill No. 182, entitled

An act to authorize railroad companies in this State, the aggregate length of whose roads, when completed, will not exceed one hundred miles, to consolidate.

Read the first time, rule suspended, read the second time, and,
On motion of Senator Harbine,

Referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements and fifty copies ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate.

On leave, Senator Ridgley introduced

Senate bill No. 183, entitled

An act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate Macon city, and for other purposes, approved December 31, A. D. 1859, and acts amendatory thereof.

Read the first time, rule suspended, read the second time, and,❤
On motion of Senator Ridgley,

Referred to the Committee on Banks and Corporations and fifty copies ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate.

On motion of Senator Carroll

House bill No. 66. entitled

An act to amend section fifteen of an act entitled an act to provide for the opening and repairing of public roads, and to repeal chapter fifty-two of the general statutes of 1865, and to add new section to such act,

Was taken up, read the first time, rule suspended, read the second time, and,

On motion of Senator Carroll,

Referred to the Committee on Roads and Highways.

On leave, Senator Todd introduced

Senate bill No. 184, entitled

An act appropriating money to pay G. H. Dulle for brick furnished the State.

Read the first time, rule suspended, read the second time, and,
On motion of Senator Todd,

Referred to the Committee on Claims and fifty copies ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate.

On leave, Senator Headlee introduced

Senate bill No. 185, entitled

An act to amend section fifteen of chapter thirty-two of the general statutes of 1865.

Read the first time, rule suspended, read the second time, and,
On motion of Senator Headlee,

Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and fifty copies ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate.

Senator Davis, chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills, submitted the following report:

SENATE CHAMBER, February 17, 1869.

MR. PRESIDENT-The Committee on Enrolled Bills have examined the following resolution and find it correctly enrolled: Senate concurrent resolution No. 13, entitled joint resolution to raise a tommittee to investigate the sale of the Southwest Pacific railroad.

Senator Davis, chairman of the committee on Enrolled Bills, sub mitted the following report:

SENATE HALL, February 17, 1869.

MR. PRESIDENT-Your Committee on Enrolled Bills have presented to the Governor for his signature bills of the following titles: Substitute for House bill No. 37, entitled

An act to amend chapter thirty-two of the general statutes of the State of Missouri, concerning fees.

House bill No. 32, entitled

An act entitled an act to incorporate the town of Lebanon, Laclede county, Missouri, approved February 23, 1853.

Senate concurrent resolution No. 13, entitled

Joint resolution to raise a committee to investigate the sale of the Southwest Pacific railroad.

On leave, Senator Harbine, from the Committee on the Judiciary made the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT-Your Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 152, entitled an act to enable the county of Jackson to meet her bonded indebtedness, have considered the same and recommend that it do not pass.

The bill so reported was taken up, and,

On motion of Senator Harbine,
The same was indefinitely postponed.

The following communication was received from the Governor by his private secretary, C. C. Draper, Esq.:

EXECUTIVE MANSION,

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., February 17, 1869.

1o the President of the Senate:

SIR-I have this day signed Senate joint resolution "to raise a committee to investigate the sale of the Southwest Pacific railroad."

Respectfully,

J. W. McCLURG.

On motion of Senator Bruere

The Senate adjourned until ten o'clock to-morrow morning.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1869.

MORNING SESSION.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

The President in the chair.

Prayer by the Rev. Sanford Ing.

The journal of yesterday read and approved.

The roll of the Senate being called, there were

Present-Senators Birch, Blodgett, Boardman, Brown of St. Louis, Bruere, Carroll, Cavender, Clark, Conrad, Davis, Essex, Evans, Filler, Gottschalk, Graham, Harbine, Headlee, Human, Morrison, Morse, Rea, Ridgley, Rogers, Rollins, Roseberry, Reed, Spaunhorst, Todd, Waters and Williams-30.

Absent-Senator Brown of Shelby-1.

Absent with leave-Senators Dodson, Elwell and Shelton-3.

Reports from standing committees being in order,

Senator Ridgley, chairman of the Committee on Banks and Corporations, submitted the following report:

MR. PRESIDENT-Sir: Your Committee on Banks and Corporations, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 173, entitled an act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the town of Huntsville, have had the same under consideration and requested me to report the same back and recommend that the bill do pass.

The bill so reported was taken up, and,

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