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L. Gray, Assistant Secretary; A. W. Ewing, Sergeant-at-Arms; Jacob
Smith, Doorkeeper.

Senator Jacobs offered the following resolution, which was read and adopted :

Resolved, That the President appoint a committee of three, to act with a like committee from the House of Representatives, to inform the Governor that the Senate and House are organized and ready to receive any communication he may have to submit.

Sepator: Jacobs, Wood and Kerwin were appointed as a committee for the purpose of the above resolution.

Senator Sheldon offered the following resolution, which was read and adopted:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate inform the House of Representatives that the Senate is now organized by the election of D. A. Ball, President pro tem.; A. S. Coker, Secretary ; H. L. Gray, Assistant Secretary; Ashley W. Ewing, Sergeant-at-Arms; Jacob Smith, Doorkeeper; Rev. C. I. Vandiventer, Chaplain ; A C. Lemmon, Official Reporter; Henry Watson, Folder and Messenger; Masters Arthur Winslow, Lee Barnidge and Marshall Ferguson, Pages, and is now ready for business.

Senator Harmon submitted the following partial report from the special committee appointed to prepare and submit rules for the govo ernment of the Senate :

Mr. President: Your special committee to prepare and submit rules for the government of the Senate, ask leave to make the following partial report:

STANDING COMMITTEES.
RULE 77. The following standing committees, to consist of five
members each (except the Committees on Judiciary, Criminal Juris-
prudence and Railroads and Internal Improvements, which shall con-
sist of nine members each, and the Committees on Ways and Means,
Appropriations and Corporations, other than Railroad and Insurance
Companies, which shall consist of seven members each), shall be ap-
pointed by the President, with leave to report by bill or otherwise:

1. A Committee on Judiciary..
2. A Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.
3. A Committee on Railroads and Internal Improvements.
4. A Committee on Ways and Means.
5. A Committee on Appropriations.

6. A Committee on State University, Public and Normal School Education.

7. A Committee on Corporations other than Railroad and Insurance Companies.

8. A Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
9. A Committee on Enrolled Bills.
10. A Committee on Engrossment and Printing.
11. A Committee on Agriculture, Roads and Highways.
12. A Committee on Accounts.

13. A Committee on Penitentiary and Public Buildings at the Seat of Government.

14. A Committee on Insurance.
15. A Committee on Labor, Mines and Manufactories
16. A Committee on Eleemosynary Institutions.
17. A Committee on Privileges and Elections.
18. A Committee on Federal Relations.

19. A Committee on Township Organization, Representative Apportionment and County Boundaries.

20. A Committee on State and Swamp Lands.
21. A Committee on Justices of the Peace.
22. A Committee on Militia.

Senator Simrall offered the following resolution, which was read and adopted :

Resolved, That a committee of five Senators be appointed to examine and report to the Senate the number of clerks and employes necessary for the use of the Senate, and thai said committee report as soon as possible.

The following were appointed as such committee: Senators Simrall, Castleman, Allen, McGinnis and Jacobs.

Senator Gideon presented a petition from citizens of Greene county asking for the submission of an amendment to the Constitution prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors.

Senator McGinnis presented a petition from citizens of St. Louis asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Mackey presented a petition from citizens of Linn county asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Sebree presented a petition from citizens of Carroll county asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Simrall presented a petition from citizens of Platte county asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to tho Constitution.

Senator Sheldon presented a petition from citizens of Cedar county asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Taggart presented a petition from citizens of Harrison county asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Jacobs presented a petition from citizens of Livingston county asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Harmon presented a petition from citizens of Knox county asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Wood presented a petition from citizens of Marion county asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the ConstituLion; also from citizens of Audrain county on same subject.

Senator Johnson of Montgomery presented a petition from citizens of St. Charles county asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Kerwin presented a petition from citizens of St. Louis asking the submission of a Constitutional amendment prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors, except for medicinal and scientific purposes.

Senator Davisson presented a petition from citizens of St. Louis asking submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Allen presented a petition from citizens of Jackson county asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Saltonstall presented a petition from citizens of Pettis county asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Castleman presented a petition from citizens of St. Louis asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Proctor presented a petition from citizens of Boone county asking the submission of prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Sears presented a petition from citizens of Macon county asking ihe submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Johnson of Madison presented a petition from citizens of Batler county asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Ryors presented a petition from citizens of Franklin county asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Johnson of Madison presented a petition from citizens of St. Francois county asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Mansfield presented a petition from citizens of Phelps

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county asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Sparks presented a petition from citizens of Bates county asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Seabourn submitted a petition from citizens of Newton county asking the submission of an amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Harmon presented a petition from citizens of Johnson county asking the submission of a probibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Moran presented a petition from citizens of Nodaway county asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Claycomb presented a petition from citizens of Barton county asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Hunter presented a petition from citizens of Mississippi county asking the submission of a prohibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Kelly presented a petition from citizens of St. Louis ask. ing 'the submission of a probibitory amendment to the Constitution.

Senator Allen introduced Senate bill No. 1, entitled "An act providing that any city, having a population of more than one hundred thousand inhabitants may frame a charter for its own government, and regulating the same," which was read first time and 100 copies ordered printed.

Senator Allen introduced Senate bill No. 2, entitled “An act to provide for the selection and acquisition of land whereon to erect county buildings, and the duration of the office of county superintendent,” which was read first time and 100 copies ordered pripted.

On motion of Senator Simrall, the Senate took a recess until 2 o'clock.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

The President called the Senate to order.

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

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

Senator Sheldon introduced joint and concurrent resolution No. 1, submitting to the voters of the State an amendment to the Constitution thereof prohibiting the manufacture and sale as a beverage within the State of intoxicating liquors, which was read first time and 100 copies ordered printed.

Leave of absence granted Senator Mansfield until Monday next.

Senator Sheldon introduced Senate bill No.3, entitled "An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act to provide for the location and building of a penitentiary, to be known as penitentiary No. 2, and to appropriate money therefor," " which was read first time and 100 copies ordered printed.

Senator McGinnis introduced Senate bill No. 4, entitled "An act to repeal an act to provide for the convenient delivery of railroad freight in the city of St. Louis,” which was read first time and 100 copies ordered printed.

Senator Johnson of Madison introduced Senate bill No. 5, entitled "An act to amend section 1167, chapter 23 of Revised Statutes of Missoori, changing times and terms of holding courts in twenty-third judicial circuit of the State of Missouri," which was read first time and 100 copies ordered printed.

Senator Sears introduced Senate bill No. 6, entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to restrain domestic animals from running at large,' approved March 27, 1883, and amended by a new section approved March 31, 1885," which was read first time and 100 copies ordered printed.

Senator Parcher introduced Senate bill No. 7, entitled "An act to enable certain persons to associate and insure the members of the association against fire, wind and lightning, and repealing all acts inconsistent therewith," which was read first time and 100 copies ordered printed.

Senator Parcher introduced Senate bill No. 8, entitled "An act to.

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