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Plats.
Promissory Notes, Bonds, Due Bills, etc.
Quo Warranto.
Reporter of Supreme Court.
Seat of Government.
Slander and Libel.
State Contracts.
State Library.
Sureties.
Surveys and Surveyors.
Telegraph Companies.
Tender.
Toll Bridges.
Toll Roads.
Township Insurance Companies.
Township Organization,
Universities and Colleges.
Vacation of Streets, Alleys and Public Grounds.
Weights and Measures.
Amendment to the Revenue Law.
Amendment to the Law concerning Bail in Civil Cases.

General Repealing bill. By the terms of the resolutions, only the bills for the revision of the Statutes which had been prepared by the Revision Commissioners and pot acted upon by either House of the General Assembly, and such part of the revision as had not been prepared, were referred to this committee.

Revision bills on the following subjects are now pending before the General Assembly, to-wit:

Account–Senate bill 258, on second reading by sections in Senate. Coroners–Senate bill 293, on third reading in Senate.

Couuties–Senate bill 281, passed Senate, and referred by House to this committee, and substitute reported here with.

Divorce-Senate bill 383, on second reading by sections in Senate. Dogs–Senate bill 408, referred to judiciary committee of Senate. Estrays-Senate bill 359, on second reading by sections in Senate.

Forcible Entry and Detainer-Senate bill 360, on third reading in Senate.

Idiots, Lunatics and Spendthrifts—Senate bill 348, on second reading by sections in Senate.

Interest-Senate bill 295, on second reading in House.

Liens of Mechanics and others-Senate bill 403, second reading by sections in Senate.

Marriages–Senate bill 397, second reading by sections in Senate.

Mortgages of Real and Personal Property-Senate bill 315, referred to revision comunittee of Senate.

Partition–Senate bill 317, third reading in Senate.
Recorders-Senate bill 316, third reading in Senate.
Replevin-Senate bill 291, on first reading in House.

Secretary of State-Senate bill 279, passed in Senate and House, and pending in House on question of receding from its amendment.

Sheriffs–Senate bill 292, on third reading in Senate.

Townsbip Organization—Senate bill 198, referred to this committee by the House and reported with amendments as above.

Venue in Civil and Criminal Cases–Senate bill 280, on second read. ing in House.

The following revision bills reported to this general assembly have become law:

Arbitrations and Awards.
Auditor of State.
Landlord and Tenant.
Reform School.

State Treasurer. The committee have not prepared bills upon the subject of dissolution of insurance companies, as Senate bill No. 45, which has passed both houses, and is now pending upon an amendment in the House, in which the Senate refused to concur, covers that subject ; nor upon the “ police regulations in relation to railroads," as House bill No. 203, which has passed the House and is now pending in the Senate, and Senate bill No. 147, sufficiently cover that subject.

The committee have not, except in two instances, reported bills amending revision acts heretofore passed. They have not felt warranted in reporting such bills under the terms of the resolutions under which they were appointed, if, indeed, they had had sufficient time to prepare the same; they would, however, recommend that the necessary tills be prepared to rectify the errors that have occurred in the passage of former acts, and remove the inconsistencies that exist between the several acts now in force. They would call especial attention to the act in regard to 66 roads and bridges” in counties not under township organization, approved April 18, 1873. This act, section 23, provides for the impanneling of a jury of six men by the county court to assess dainages upon the laying out of new roads. Section 53 provides that on the election of county commissioners, under article 10, section 6 of the constitution, the duties provided to be discharged by the county courts shall devolve upon and be discharged by the board of commissioners. The effect of this provision will be to require the county board, which is in no sense a court, to assume the duties of a court in impanneling a jury. A jury, as is required by section 13, article 2 of the constitution, implies a court of competent jurisdiction to im pannel the same, and must consist of twelve men, except in cases before a justice of the peace.

Some objections have been suggested to the eminent domain act. One of most importance is, that it does not provide for the ascertainment of damages in favor of persons whose property is damaged in cases where the corporation exercising the right does not petition for the condemnation of property; that the only remedy in such a case is an action upon the case as for a nuisance, in which the recovery can only be for the damages which may have accrued up to the time of bringing the suit, and a judgment in one suit does not preclude other suits for damages resulting thereafter as long as the improvement may remain.

The resolutions under which your committee was appointed would seem to require the bills to be printed, and that portion of them not required to be bound to be distributed to the members of the general assembly as fast as the bills were prepared. The committee have found this impracticable, without precluding them from making such changes and corrections as the further progress of their work suggested, and greatly increasing the expense of printing and binding.

The large amount of work required to be done rendered it necessary for the committee to continue its sessions, beyond the time limited by the resolutions, until the 10th of December, at which time the printing and binding of the bills had not been completed.

Your committee would recommend the compilation and publication of all the general laws which will be in force on the 1st day of July next. They are of opinion that it will be necessary to provide for this by an act to be passed at this session. They would, therefore, recommend that such an act be passed at as early a day as practicable, so that such compilation may be ready for distribution on or before the first day of July next. All of which is respectfully submitted.

C. W. UPTON,
C. B. STEELE,

Of the Senate.
MILTON HAY,
CHARLES DUNHAM,
JOHN M. ROUNTREE,

Of the House.
H. B. HURD,

Commissioner of Revision.
Mr. Rountree, from the committee on revision, introduced House bill,
No. 601, for “An act to revise the law in relation to abatement."
Which was read a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

On motion of Mr. Armstrong of La Salle, it was Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the committee heretofore appointed to revise the statute laws of this State be, and the same is hereby requested, to report the various bills by them revised in equal numbers to each house, according to the manner agreed upon by such committee, and that said bills be considered from day to day until disposed of.

Ordered, that the clerk inform the Senate thereof, and ask their concurrence therein.

Mr. Rountree, from the committee on revision, introduced House bill, No. 602, for “An act to revise the law in relation to the adoption of children."

Which was read a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Rountree, from the committee on revision, introduced House bill, No. 603, for “An act to revise the law in relation to the department of agriculture, county agricultural boards, and agricultural fairs."

Which was read a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Rountree, from the committee on revision, introduced House bill, No. 604, for "An act to revise the law in relation to amendments and jeofails."

Which was read a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Rountree, from the committee on revision, introduced House bill, No. 605, for "An act to revise the law in relation to apprentices."

Which was read a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Rountree, from the committee on revision, introduced House bill, No. 606, for "An act to revise the law in relation to attachments of boats and vessels."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on judiciary.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Paddock :

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has concurred with them in the adoption of the follow. ing resolution, to-wit:

ties con party lines, ou de mose omphatical

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring heroin, That without regard to poli. tics or party ties, we do most emphatically place our seal of condemnation upon our Representatives in Congress from this State who, by their own votes, increased their own pay to seven thousand five hundred dollars per annum, and a bonus of five thousand dollars for services already rendered,

By allopting the following as a substitute : Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein, That we emphatically condemn the law passed by the Forty-second Congress, increasing the pay of the members of Congress and other officers of the government, and that we instruct our Senators and respectfully request our Representatives in Congress to use their best endeavors to secure the unconditional repeal of said law, and that we hereby declare our conviction that the constitntion of the United States should be 80 amended as to prevent any future Congress from increasing the pay of its own members, and we hereby express our earnest request that immediato measures be instituted by Congress to secure this end.

In the adoption of which substitute I am instructed to ask the concurrence of the House of Representatives.

Mr. Rountree, from the committee on revision, introduced House bill, No. 607, for “An act in regard to attorneys general and state's attorners."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Rountree, from the committee on revisiou, introduced House bill, No. 608, for An act to revise the law in relation to attorneys and counselors."

Which was read a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Rountree, from the committee on revision, introduced House bill, No. 609, for “An act in regard to canal companies."

Which was read a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Rountree, from the committee on revision, introduced House bill, No. 610, for “An act to revise the law in relation to the State commis. sioners of public charities."

Which was read a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Rountree, from the committee on revision, introduced House bill, No. 611, for "An act to revise the law in relation to the Illinois Charitable Eve and Ear Infirmary."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on state institutions.

Mr. Rountree, from the committee on revision, introduced House bill, No. 612, for "An act to revise the law in relation to the Illinois Institution for the Education of the Blind."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on state institutions.

Mr. Rountree, from the committee on revision, introduced House bill,
No. 613, for “An act to revise the law in relation to the Illinois Institu-
tion for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb.”
Which was read a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

On motion of Mr. Anderson,
At 12:10 P. M., the House adjourned until 2:30 P. M.

HALF-PAST TWO O'CLOCK P. M.

The House met, pursuant to adjournment.

On motion of Mr. Starr,
The rules were suspended, and Senate messages taken up.

The Senate amendment to the House resolution in relation to in. creased pay of congressmen was taken up and read.

On motion of Mr. Bradwell, The previous question was ordered-yeas 69, nays 37—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Anderson Armstrong of La Salle, Ballow, Barkley, Bishop of McHenry, Blakely, Booth, Bradwell: Bullard, Cassedy, Carpenter. Chambers. Connoll Efner, Ferrier, Forth, Freeland, Freeman, Gordon, Granger, Grant. Gridley, Hart, Harvey, Hawes, Henry. Herting, Hollenback, Jaquess, Lietze, McGee, Middlecoff, Moore of Marshall, Motfett. Oak. wook. Peltzer, Pinnell, Pollock. Race, Rankin, Ray, Rice, Rountree, Savage, Sawyer Scaulan, Senne, Sheridan, Shumway, Snow, Soule, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of MoLean, Stroud, Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Truitt, Warner, Webster, Wicker, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-69.

Those voting in the negative are: Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Armstrong of Grundy, Casey, Cronkrite, Darnell, Flanders, Graham, Herrington, Hite of Madison, Hite of St. Clair, Hoiles, Hopkins, Jackson, James, Jessup, Jones, Kase, Lane of Hancock. Loomis, Marsh, Massie, Meacham, Moore of Adams, Moose, Morrison, Newton, Orendorff, Plowman, Pyatt, Scott, Streetor, Virden, Walker, Washburn, Webber, Weinheimer-37.

The question then being on concurring in the Senate amendment, it was decided in the affirmative-yeas 115, nays 2—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander, of Montgomery, Anderson, Armstrong of Grundy, Armstrong of La Salle, Ballow, Barkley, Bishop of McHenry, Blakely, Booth, Bradwell, Branson, Bullard, ('asey. Cassedy, Carpenter, Chambers, Connolly, Crawford, Cronkrite, Daruell, Davis, Dement, Dolan, Dolton, Dresser, Efner, Ferrier, Flanders, Forth, Freeland, Freeman, Gordon, Graham, Granger. Grant, Gridley, Griffith, Hart, Harvey. Hawes, Hay, Henry, Herrington, Herting, Hite of Madison, Hite of St. Clair, Hoiles, Hollenback, Jaquess, Jackson, James, Jessup, Jones, Kase, Lane of Hancock, Lemma, Lewis. Lietze, Loomis, Mann, Marsh, Massie, McGee, Meacham, Middlecoft, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Mooro of Adams, Moose, Morrison, Moffett, Mulvane, Neville, Newton, Oakwood, Oberly, Orendorff, Peltzer, Pinnell, Plowman, Pollock, Pyatt, Race, Rankin, Ray, Rice, Rogers, Rountree, Savage, Sawyer, Soott, Sepne, Sheridan, Shumway, Snow, Soule. Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Stroud, Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Truitt, Virden, Walker, Warner, Webber, Webster, Weinheimer, Wicker, Wymore, Mr. Speaker.-115

Those voting in the negative are Messrs. Hopkins and Washburn. So the Senate amendment was concurred in.

Mr. Rountree, from the committee on revision, introduced House
bill, No. 614, for "An act to revise the law in relation to State Insane
Asylums."
Which was read a first time, and,

On motion of Mr. Mann,
Referred to the committee on state institutions.

Mr. Rountree, from the committee on revision, introduced House bill, No. 615, for “An act to revise the law in relation to the Illinois Industrial University."

Which was read a first time.

Mr. Plowman moved to refer the bill to the committee on education; which was not agreed to.

The bill was then ordered to a second reading. Mr. Rountree, from the committee on revision, introduced House bill, No. 616, for "An act to revise the law in relation to the Illinois Institution for the Education of Feeble-minded Children.”

Which was read a first time.

Mr. Gordon moved to refer the bill to the committee on state institutions; which was not agreed to.

The bill was then ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Rountree, from the committee on revision, introduced House bill, No. 617, for "An act to revise the law in relation to the State Normal Universities.”

Which was read a first time, and ordered to a second reading

Mr. Rountree, from the committee on revision, introduced House bill, No. 618, for "An act to revise the law in relation to the Soldiers' Orphans' Home.”

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