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Mr. Bradwell (by consent), from the committee on judiciary, to which was referred House bill, No. 735, for "An act to amend section forty, of an act entitled "an act in regard to practice in courts of record,' approved February 22, 1872," reported the same back, and recommended that the bill be passed.

The report of the committee was concurred in, the bill read a first time and ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Bradwell (by consent), from the committee on judiciary, to which was referred Senate bill, No. 256, for "An act to amend section 51, of an act entitled an act in regard to practice in courts of record,'” reported the same back, and recommended that the bill be passed.

The report of the committee was concurred in, the bill read a second time, and ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Barkley (by consent), from the committee on penitentiary, to which was reterred House bill, No. 550, for “An act to amend section 3 of an act entitled can åct to provide for the management of the Illinois Penitentiary at Joliet,' approved Juwe 16, 1871," reported the same back, and submitted as a substitute therefor, House bill, No. 743, for "An act entitled can act to secure to clergymen of all denominations free access to the Penitenciary at Joliet, and all other penal, reformatory and charitabıe institutions in the State of Illinois,'". and recommended that the substitute be passed, and that the original bill be laid on the table.

The report of the committee was concurred in, the bill laid on the table, and the substitute read a tirst time.

Mr. Race ipoved to lay the substitute on the table; which was not agreed to, yeas 9, nays 113—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting the affirmative are,
Messrs. Crawford, Grey, Jones, Moore of Marshall, Race, Scott, Snow, Stroud, Washburn-9.
Those voting in the negative are,

Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Armstrong of Grundy, Arm. strong ol LaSalle, Ballow, Barkley, Blakely, Bocock, Booth, Bradwell, Bryant, Bullard, Casey, Cassedy, Chau bers, Collins, Connolly, Crosby, Cullerton, Darnell, Dement, Dewey, Dolan, Dresser, Dunham, Easley, Efner, Ewing. Ferrier, Flanders, Forth, Freeland. Freeman, Golden, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Grant, Gridley, Griffith, Halpin, Hart, Harvey, Henry, Hildrup, Hoiles, Hollenback, Hopkins, Inscore, Jaquess, Jackson. Jessup. Johnston, Kase, Lanof Hancock. Lane of De Witt, Leruma, Lewis. Lietze, Lomax, Loomis, Marsh, Massie, McAdams, McDonald, MeLaughlin, McPherran, Middlecoff, Moore of Adams, Moose, Morrison. Moffett, Neville, Oberly, Oleson, Orendorff, Peltzer, Pinnell, Plowman. Pollock, Pyatt. Quinn, Ramey. Rankin, Rice, Rogers, Rountree, Savage, Scanlan, Shaw, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Soule, Starr, Stewart of Winnebagı, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Taggart, Thomas,

t, Virden, Walker, Warner, Wayman, Webber, Webster, Weinheimer, Wood, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-113.

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So the motion to lay on the table was not agreed to. The bill was then ordered to a second reading. Mr. Rogers (by consent) presented a communication from S. H. West, in relation to school sections; which was referred to the committee on education.

Mr. Gridley (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 744, for “An act designed to diminish the number of dogs, for the protection of persons and property." Which was referred to the committee on agriculture.

On motion of Mr. Starr, House bill, No. 713, for “An act to amend an act entitled 'insurance, approved March 11, A. D. 1869,"

Was taken up, read a second time, and ordered engrossed for a third reading

Mr. McPherran (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 745, for "An act to authorize the appointment of policemen for public cemeteries and to define their powers and duties."

Which was referred to the committee on judicial department.

Mr., McPherrau (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 746, for “An act to define and punish the offense of committing depredations in cemeteries."

Which was referred to the committee on judicial department.

Mr. McPherran (by consent) presented a petition from citizens of Whiteside county, relating to railroad signals.

Which was referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. McAdams (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 747, for “An act to abolish the office of county superintendent of schools, and to provide for the organization of county boards of education."

Which was referred to the committee on education.

Mr. Lewis (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 748, for “An act to facilitate the making of bills of exceptions in the circuit courts, and to perpetuate testimony."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

The special order for this hour, being the consideration of Senate bill, No. 165, for “An act for making an appropriation to pay Robert Tillson & Co. ten thousand dollars, in full for their demand against the State," was taken up, and the bill read a third time.

On motion of Mr. Ferrier,
The previous question was ordered.

And the bill and all the amendments thereto having first been printed, and the question being, “Shall this bill pass ?" it was decided in the af. firmative-yeas 93, nays 38.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Alexander of Crawford. Armstrong of Grundy. Ballow. Bishop of MoHenry Bocock Booth Brad well, Branson, Bryant. Bullard, Casey, Crawford, Darnell, Davis, Dement, Dresser. Dunham. Easley, Ferrier, Flanders, Freeland, Golden, Grant. Grey, Gridley, Griffith, Halpin, Harvey. Hay. Herting, Hite of Madison, Hite of St. Clair, Hoiles, Hollenback, Hopkins, Inscore, Jaquess, Jackson, Jessup, Johnston, Kase, Lane of Hancock, Lane of DeWitt, Lemma, Lomax, Loomis, Marsh, Massie. McDonald, McGee, McLaughlin, McPherran, Middlecoff, Moore of Adams, Moose, Moffett. Neville, Nulton, Oakwood, Oberly, Oleson, Orendorff, Peltzer, Pinnell, Pollock, Pyatt, Quinn, Ramey, Rice, Rogers, Rountree, Savage, Scanlan, Scott, Sheridan, Sherman, Shumway. Smith, Snow, Start, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Taggart, Truitt, Walker, Warner, Washburn, Wayınan, Webber, Webster, Westfall, Wood, Mr. Speaker-93.

Those voting in the negative are, Messrs. Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Blakely, Cassedy, Carpenter, Chambers, Collins, Connolly, Cronkrite, Crosby, Cullerton, Dewey, Dolan, Efner, Ewing, Forth, Freeman, Graham, Granger, Hart, Henry, Hildrup. Jones, Lewis, Lietze, Moore of Marshall, Morrison, Plowman, Race, Rankin, Shaw, Soule, Stewart of Winnebago, Stroud, Thomas, Thornton, Virden, Wymore-38.

So the bill was declared passed.

Ordered that the title be as aforesaid, and that the Clerk inform the Senate of the passage of the bill.

A nessage from the Governor, by Philo J. Beveridge, Private Secy:

Mr. Speaker: I am directed by the Governor to inform the House of Representatives that he has approved and signed a bill of the following title, viz:

Senate bill, No. 254, for “An act to amend section 5 of an act entitled au act in regard to evidence and depositions in civil cases,' approved March 29, 1872."

On motion of Mr. Race,
At 12:30 o'clock P. M., the House adjourned to 2:30 o'clock P. M.

TWO-THIRTY O'CLOCK P. M.

The House met, pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Warner moved to reconsider the vote by which Senate bill, No. 165, for “An act for making an appropriation to pay Robert Tillson & Co. ten thousand dollars, in full for their demand against the State," was passed.

Mr. Moore of Adams moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the table; which was agreed to, yeas 78, nays 51—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Alexander of Crawford; Armstrong of Grundy, Ballow, Bishop of McHenry, Bocock, Booth, Bradwell, Bryant, Casey, Crawford, Darnell, Davis, Dement, Dresser, Dunbam, Easley, Ferrier, Free. land, Golden, Grant. Grey, Gridley, Griffith, Halpin, Harvey, Herting, Hito of Madison, Hite of St. Clair. Hollenback, Hopkins, Jaquess, Jessup, Johnston, Kage, Lane ot Hancock, Lane of De Witt. Lemma. Lomax, Marsh, Massie, MoAdams, McDonald, McLaughlin, McPherran, Middlecott, Moore of Adams, Neville, Oakwood, Oberly, Oleson, Orendorff, Peltzer, Pinnell, Pollock, Pyatt. Quinn. Race, Ramoy, Ray, Rogers, Rountree, Savage, Scanlan, Sherman, Shunway, Smith, Snow, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Taggart, Walker, Washburn, Wayman, Webber, Webster, Weinheimer, Westfall, Wood—18.

Those voting in the negative are, Messrs. Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Armstrong of LaSalle, Barkley, Blakely, Cassedy, Carpenter, Chambers, Collins, Connolly, Cronkrite, Crosby, Cullerton, Dewey, Dolan, Dolton, Efper, Ewing, Flanders, Forth, Freeman, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Hart, Henry, Hildrup, Hoiles, Jackson, Jones," Lewis, Lietze, Moore of Marshall, Morrison, Mulvane, Nulton, Plowman, Rankin, Scott, Shaw, Soule, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Stroud, Thomas, Thornton, Truitt, Virden, Warnor, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-51.

So the motion to lay on the table was agreed to.

The special order for this hour being the consideration of House bill, No. 138, for “An act to define contempts of court and prescribe the punishment therefor," was taken up and the bill read a second time.

Mr. Dunham submitted the following amendment:
Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following:

“That the several courts of record in this State may issue attachments in all cases of contempts of court and inflict punishments therefor by fine or imprisonment or both; but, except as hereinafter provided, the fine shall not exeed the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor the imprisonment exceed the term of thirty (30) days.

"82. If the contempt consists in an omission to perforin ai act which it is yet in the power of the person to perform, he may be impris. oned until he performs it; if it consists in the performance of a forbidden act he may be imprisoned until the act is rectified by placing matters and persons in statu quo, or by the payment of damages."

Mr. Harvey moved to lay the bill and amendments on the table; which was not agreed to.

The Speaker laid before the House the following communication from the Governor:

STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

SPRINGFIELD, January 21, 1874. TO THE HON. SHELBY M. CULLOM,

Speaker of the House of Representatives : Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of a communication received this day from the Hon. E. C. Wines, Secretary of the National Prison Association, and to request that you cause the same to be submitted to the House of Representatves.

Yours, very respectfully, -16

JOHN L. BEVERIDGE.

SPRINGFIELD, ILL., January 21, 1874. TO THE HON. J. L. BEVERIDGE, Governor :

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of a communication from yourself, enclosing a copy of a joint resolution of the General Assembly, requesting me to address the members of the Assembly in the Hall of Representatives this evening, at half-past seven o'clock.

Will you convey to that honorable body my acceptance of this very flattering request, and my appreciation of the honor doue me in making it. It will afford me great pleasure to speak, as asked, on Prison Discipline and Reform, a subject now attracting increased attention, not only in this country but also in Europe, ou account of its intimate connection with the problem of civil government.

In acknowledgment of this courtesy I desire also to extend to the members of the Assembly and to your Excellency a cordial invitatiou to attend the Third Annual Prison Reform Congress of the Uuited States, to be held in St. Louis, commencing on Wednesday evening, the 13th of May next.

The opening address will be delivered on that evening by the Hon. Horatio Seymour, of New York, President of the National Prison Association, who will preside over the sessions of the body, which will continue during the week.

I have the honor to subscribe myself, with sentiments of the highest personal esteem, Your obedient servant,

E. C. WINES,

Secretary National Prison Association. Mr. Moore of Marshall, from the joint committee on enrolled bills, begs leave to report that a bill of the following title has been correctly enrolled, on January 21, 1874:

Senate bill, No. 165, for “An act making an appropriation to pay Robert Tillson & Co. ten thousand dollars, in full for their demand against the State.”

Mr. Moore of Marshall, from the joint committee on enrolled bills, reports having laid before the Governor, on January 21, A. D. 1874, an enrolled bill of the following title, to-wit:

Senate bill, No. 165, for “An act making an appropriation to pay Robert Tillson & Co. ten thousand dollars, in full of their demand against the State.”

A message from the Governor, by Philo J. Beveridge, Private Secy: Mr. Speaker: I am directed by the Governor to lay before the House of Representatives the following written communication :

STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

SPRINGFIELD, January 21, 1874. To the General Assembly :

I have the honor to lay before the House of Representatives the Second Annual Report of the Boaril of Inspectors of the House of Cor. rection of the city of Chicago, for the year of 1872.

John L. BEVERIDGE,

Governor. INSPECTORS' REPORT.

CHICAGO, January 14, 1874. TO HIS EXCELLENCY, JOHN L. BEVERIDGE, Governor of the State of Illinois : Sik: In accordance with the requirements of "An act to establish Houses of Correction, and autho.

rize the confinement of convicted persons therein," the undersigned, Board of Inspectors of the House

of Correction of the city of Chicago, have the honor of submitting to your Excellency, this, their secund annual report, including also the reports of the superintendent and of the physician of the iustitu. tion to this board, which are adopted as a part of this report,

The total cash receipts for the year, as given by table in the report of the snperintendent, were 341. 310 57, and the amount of accounts andited were: For general expenses, $49, 258 44: for brick yard and expenses of same. $26,298 71; for improvements and repairs, $6, 0:29 36; and for works of construction, $13, 123 83. Of the expepse for improvement and repairs, $4, 417 77 were properly chargeable to construction, but orders were drawn for accounts from the fund appropriated for general expenses. The real general expenses, after deducting increase of value of property on hand, as shown by inventories, and of sundries sold to the credit of the several accounts, were as follows: Provision account......

...$14, 135 76 Bedding and clothing account ....

3,628 76 Fuel account and engineers' department..

7, 131 34 Furniture....

1,057 43 Omnibus, barn, and forage account.

4, 656 49 Incidental expense account...

2, 005 86 Farm account.....

45 31 Dispensary account...

3.53 48 Salary account....

13, 3:39 18 Improvement and repair account.

1, 639 09

$48, 012 70 There has been expended for construction and improvements of buildings and other work, in money, $17,541 60, and in material and labor of prisoners the sum of $7, 691 71, and a consequent increase of the value of the property of the institution to the amount of $25, 233 31.

Among the improvements made during the year were the construction of a workshop, 50+128 feet, and two stories in bight; of an addition to our barn, 30-50 feet, and two stories in hight; the overhauling of our steam pipes for both prisons and the west wing, and introduction of steam pipes in the new workshop; the filling and grading of the lawn in front of our prison and residence, and the construction of bridges and roadways on same; the setting out of trees and shrubbery on the roadway and in the lawn; the painting and sanding of the fence in front of our buildings; the reconstruction of 2, 000 feet of our fence around our brickyard and garden, which had been destroyed by a tornado; construction of galaries and stairways at end of the block of cells in each prison; cindering of roadways; making receiver, etc., for our artesian well, and the construction of proper sewers leading from same to main sewer on east side of our buildings; fitting up chapel with seats, etc.; and much other work of like character, which it is not necessary to give in detail. The labor upon all this work having been done by prisoners, the gross cash outlay for it has been but small.

Tables of the receipts and expenditures, and of the prison business of the institution, as taken from the books of this oflice, are given in full in the report of the superintendent, and to which we beg to call your attention.

In the early part of the year this board was much embarrassed in their efforts to secure employment for our prisoners; and after having exhausted every means to induce capitalists to take hold of the labor, either at the manufacture of brick, or at any other employment, without effect, they made arrangements for the manufacture of brick on account of the institution, and have realized results much more satisfactory than they had anticipated. While the market price for that commodity averaged but a little in excess of one-half the price of the former years, and while we only employed a single yard of three machines, we were enabled to secure a pet gain of more than eleven thousand dollars by the enterprise. If the city, through the honorable Board of Public Works, will purchase all sewer brick which we can manufacture, our income will abundantly show the wisdom of the purchase.

The selection of an industry at which our men can be employed in work shops has proved a very dif. ticult problem, and one which we have as yet not been able to solve. We have advertised our labor. but have received no offers which we have deemed it to the interest of the city to accept.

The navigation of our river has been partially secured by the dredging of a channel, by order of the Boud of Public Works, and Steele street, from Western to California avenue, has been macadarnized to a wiath of ten feet, much improving the roadway. The common council of the city of Chicago should make an appropriation to enlarge its width to twenty feet and to macadamize California avenue from Steele street to the House of Correction Buildings.

As the said common council has caused to be erected a small-pox hospital upon the grounds of the institution, a substantial brick fence, of sufficient hight to prevent the escape of our prisoners, should be erected between it and the prison, prior to the oceupancy of the hospital, and we reconimend said council cause the same to be done by the honorable Board of Public Works.

The recommendation of the Superintendent, Mr. C. E. Felton, as to the construction of a wall, and of female prison, and of clothes rooms, is fully approved by this board, and your honorable board is requested, at an early day, to make such provision for the several contemplated works as may be neces. sary.

The policy pursued during the former year in the management of the affairs of the prison, has been rigidly adhered to in the year just closed. Prisoners have been humanely treated, have been properly clad, and fed with sufficient food ; their cells and the buildings have at all times been kept in cleanly condition: their wants and necessities have been provided for; and the mortuary list shows but three deaths during the year, in an average daily population of 511) prisoners, or a total population of 6.445. Favoritisin is not known in the administration of the Superintendent, and the rules of the institution have been complied with by both officers and inmates.

It is the wish of the board to continue the improvements which have been inaugurated as fast as they can be made witlr an expense principally for material; and we take the liberty of inviting the honorable common council aforesaid to assist us in all efforts which are being made by the officers of the institution to place it in the foreground in its facilities for usefulness among like institutions of the country. All which is respectfully submitted.

H. D. COLVIN,

Mayor. G. HAMMOND. JOHN C. HAINES. LOUIS WAAL,

Inspectors.

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