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WHERKAS, the constitution of the United States makes it the duty of Congress to regulate commerce between the States; and whereas, this House did, on the 16th day of January, 1873, adopt the following resolution, which lies in the Senate, and has not been concurred in; therefore,

Resolred by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring or not. That our Sepators in Congress be instructed and our Representatives requested to use all lawful means to procure a law of Congress preventing railroad or transportation companies, doing business through or between the States, from making unjust charges or discriminations for such service.

On motion of Mr. Marsh, The resolution was referred to the committee on federal relations.

By consent, Mr. Rogers was permitted to record his vote in favor of concurring in the Senate amendment to the House resolution, in relation to the increased pay of congressmen. The Speaker laid before the House the following communication :

Mr. CARROLL, ILL., January 5, 1874. Hox. SHELBY M. CULLOM, Speaker House of Representatives :

SUR-I have the honor to tender my resignation as First A
tatives, to take effect on the 6th inst., by reason of having been elected treasurer of Carroll county.
With thanks to the members and officers of the Honse for their uniform courtesy,
I remain your obedient servant,

J. F. ALLISON.
Which resignation was accepted by the House.
Mr. Orendorff subinitted the following:
WHEREAS, the office of First Assistant Clerk of this House is made vacant by the resignation of J.
F. Allison ; now, therefore, be it

Resolved. That J. D. Hamilton, the present Second Assistant Clerk, be and he is hereby elected First Assistant Clerk, and that G. W. Johns, the present Third Assistant Clerk, be and he is hereby elected Second Assistant Clerk, and that the Clerk proceed to call the roll for the election of a Third Assistant Clerk.

Which was adopted.

Mr. Orendorff then put in nomination Miss Mary 0. Charlton, of Cook county.

Mr. Efner put in nomination Mr. John M. Adair, of Carroll county.
Mr. Hawes put in nomination Mr. J. H. Ball, of Logan county.
Mr. Westfall put in nomination Mr. J. A. Blair, of Warren county.
Mr. Granger put in nomination Mr. W. B. Bradford, of Knox county.
Mr. Starr put in nomination Mr. Isaac Lambert, of Peoria county.

Mr. Armstrong of Grundy put in nomination Mr. W. B. Taylor, of Marshall county.

The vote was then taken, which resulted as follows: Those voting for Miss Mary 0. Charlton are: Messrg. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Ballow, Bishop of McHenry, Booth, Bradwell, Casey. Cassedy, Crawford, Dolton, Dunham, Gordon, Granger, Gridley, Hawes, Her rington, Hoiles, Hopkins, Jaquess, McGee, Mitchell, Morrison, Mulvane, Oakwood, Oberly, Orendorff, Pollock, Race, Ray. Rogers, Ronntree, Senne, Soule, Stewart of Winnebago, Stroud, Thomas, Truitt, Warner, Wicker, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-42.

Those voting for Mr. Blair are :
Messrs. Armstrong of Grundy, Armstrong of LaSalle, Cronkrite, Davis, Dolan, Easley, Ferrier, Forth,
Graham, Grant, Harvey, Henry, Hite of Madison, Hite of St. Clair, Hollenback, Jessup, Lane of Han-
cock, Lemma, Lewis, Mann, Massie McAdams, McDonald, Meacham, Moore of Adams, Moose, Neville,
Newton, Savage, Scanlan, Scott, Shumway, Starr, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Taggart, Thornton,
Virden, Walker, Webster, Weinheimer, Westfall—42.

Those voting for Mr. Adair are:
Messrs. Barkley, Blakely, Efner, Jackson, Jones, Marsh, McPherran, Rice-8.

Those voting for Mr. Ball are:
Messrs. Branson, Flanders, Freeland, Hart, Hay, Snow—6..

Those voting for Mr. Bradford are:
Messrs. Sawyer, Sheridan, Webber-3.

Those voting for Mr. Taylor are :
Messrs. Bryant, Crosby, Darnell, Dewey, Moore of Marshall, Moffett. Pinnell, Pyatt—8.

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No candidate having received a majority of all the votes cast, the vote was again taken, with the following result:

Those voting for Miss Charlton are: Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Armstrong of Grundy, Bal. low, Barkley, Bishop of McHenry, Booth, Bradwell, Branson, Bryant, Casey, Cassedy, Crawford, Crosby, Dement, Dolton, Dunbam, Efner, Freeland, Freeman, Gordon, Granger, Gridley, Hart, Hawes, Hay, Herrington, Hite of St. Clair, Hoiles, Hopkins, Jaquess. Jackson, McGee, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Morrison, Moffett, Mulvane, Oakwood. Oberly, Orendorff, Pollock, Pyatt, Race, Ray, Rogers, Rountree, Scanlan, Senne, Snow, Soulo, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Thomas, Truitt, Warner, Web: ber, Webster, Wicker, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-62.

Those voting for Mr. Blair are : Messrs. Armstrong of LaSalle, Blakely, Chambers, Connolly, Darnell, Davis, Dewey, Dolan, Easley, Ferrier, Flanders, Forth, Golden, Graham, Grant, Griffith, Harvey, Henry, Hite of Madison, Hollen back, James, Jessup, Jones, Lape of Hancock, Lemma Lewis, Lietze, Mann, Marsh, Mansie, McAdams, McDonald, McPherran, Meacham, Moore of Adams, Moose, Neville, Newton, Pinnell, Savage, Sawyer, Scott, Sheridan, Shumway, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Stroud, Taggart, Thornton, Virden, Walker, Weinheimer, Westfall—53.

Those voting for Mr. Adair are:
Messrs. Cronkrite and Rice_2.

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Adair... Miss Mary 0. Charlton having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared elected Third Assistant Clerk.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Paddock: Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has passed a bill of the following title, to-wit:

Senate bill, No. 435. for "An act to amend section 1 of an act entitled (an act concerning circuit courts, and to fix the times for holding the same in the several counties in the judicial circuits in the State of Illinois, exclusive of the county of Cook,' approved May 2, 1873."

In the passage of which I'am instructed to ask the concurrence of the House of Representatives.

The House then took up the unfinished business of Wednesday, being the consideration of House bill, No. 623, for "An act to revise the law in relation to counties," on first reading.

On motion of Mr. Morrison, The vote by which the motion to refer the bill to the committee on county and township organization was lost, was reconsidered.

The question then being on the motion to refer the bill to the committee on county and township organization, it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Oberly (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 662, for "An act authorizing the board of county commissioners, elected in pursuance of article 10, section 6, of the constitution, to exercise the power and perform the duties heretofore devolving upon the county courts, in the transaction of county business, in counties not under township organization.”

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on county and township organization.

Mr. Crawford (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 663, for “An act to repeal an act entitled 'an act to enable railroad companies to borrow money and mortgage their property and franchises therefor,' approved May 7, 1873."

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

Leave of absence was granted to Messrs. Carpenter and Wood.

Mr. Anderson (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 664, for “An act requiring corporations to pay damages in certain cases of appeal and change of venue."

Which was referred to the committee on railroads.

By consent, House bill, No. 634, for "An act to amend section forty-four of an act entitled an act to fix the salaries of State officers; of the Judges of the Circuit Courts and Superior Court of Cook county; of the State's Attorneys; of the Judges and Prosecuting Attorneys of Inferior Courts in cities and towns; of the County Officers of Cook County; to regulate the fees of the Secretary of State and of the Clerks of the Supreme Court; to classify the counties according to population, and fix the scale of fees for county officers in each class; to establish the fees of Masters-in-Chancery, Notaries Public, Commissioners, Arbitrators, Jurors, Witnesses, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all town officers; to provide the mode of rendering their accounts, and to fix a penalty for exacting illegal fees,” was read a second time.

Mr. Rountree submitted the following amendment: • Add to the bill, "Whereas, there is no provision of law for the pay. ment of jurors for their services in counties of the third class, and thereby an emergency exists, this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage;" which was adopted.

The bill was then ordered engrossed for a third reading.

By consent, Senate bill, No. 435, for “An act to amend section one (1) of an act entitled 'an act concerning circuit courts, and to fix the times for holding the same in the several counties in the judicial circuits in the State of Illinois, exclusive of the county of Cook,"?

Was taken up, read a first time and referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Hawes (by consent) presented a petition from citizens of Emden, Logan county, Illinois, asking to be incorporated; which was referred to the committee on corporations.

House bills on second reading being in order,
House bill, No. 601, for “An act to revise the law in relation to abate-

ment,"

Was taken up and read a second time.
Mr. Starr offered the following:

Amend section 3 by prefixing to the section, “Pleas in abatement may be amended; but."

Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Connolly offered the following:

Amend section 4, by adding, “but no defendant shall be allowed to file more than one plea in abatement for non-rejoinder of defendants in the same case.”

Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Connolly offered the following:

Amend section 8 by inserting after the word "allowed,” the words “to the same defendant."

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Branson moved to strike out the proviso in paragraph six; which was agreed to.

Mr. Lane of Hancock offered the following:

Amend section 10, line six, by striking out the word “prosecuted," and inserting the word “prosecute.”

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Connolly offered the following:

Amend sectiou 10 by striking out the phrases “petitioner or complainant,” and “proceeding or complaint in law or equity," wherever they occur.

Which was not agreed to.
Mr. Connolly submitted the following amendment:

Amend section 2 by striking out the word "all,” in line 2, and insert-
ing the word “full.”
Which was not adopted.
The bill, as amended, was then ordered engrossed for a third reading.

House bill, No. 602, for “An act to revise the law in relation to the adoption of children," was read a second time.

Mr. Crawford submitted the following amendment:

Amend lines 2 and 3, section 3, by striking out the words “or if either is insane or imprisoned in the penitentiary," and the words "the other,” in line 3.

Which was adopted.

Mr. Oberly moved to reconsider the vote by which the amendment was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Armstrong of Grundy,
At 12 o'clock M. the House adjourned to 2 o'clock P. M.

TWO O'CLOCK P. M.

The House resumed the unfinished business of this morning, being the consideration of the motion to reconsider the vote by which the amendment to House bill, No. 602, was adopted.

The question being on the motion to reconsider, it was decided in the negative.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Paddock: Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has adopted the following resolution, to-wit:

Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives be requested to vote for and urge the immediate and unconditional repeal of an act of Congress known as the general bankrupt law; that the Secretary of State shall transmit to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress an authenticated copy of this resolution.

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

On motion of Mr. Ferrier, it was Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the Secretary of State be requested to lay before the House the Governor's message vetoing House bill, No. 370, in regard to the registry law, at his earli. est convenience.

Mr. Jones submitted the following: WHEREAs it is understood that the Secretary of State has decided he has no autbority to furnish this adiourned session of the General Assembly with stationery and other articles for the use of the House and the various committees; therefore, be it

Resolved. That the Secretary of State be and is hereby authorized and directed to furnish the Clerk of this House, the Doorkeeper of this House, and the respective chairmen of the various committees of this House, upon their written order, with the necessary stationery and other articles that may be needed for the use of the House and committees during the session, and that a detailed statement of articles so furnished by the Secretary of State be made by him before the close of the session, and that such report be entered at length upon the journals of the House.

Which was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Armstrong of Grundy, The Senate resolution in relation to instructing our Senators in Congress, and requesting our Representatives to urge the repeal of the general bankrupt law, was taken up.

Mr. Mulvane moved to refer the resolution to the committee on federal relations.

Mr. Auderson moved to lay the motion to refer on the table; which was agreed to.

The question then being on concurring in the Senate resolution, it was decided in the affirmative, yeas 70, nays 32—the yeas and nays being deinanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Armstrong of Grundy, Armstrong of LaSalle, Ballow, Bishop of McHenry, Blakely. Booth, Bradwell, Caesedy, Connolly, Crawford, Cronkrite, Crosby, Darnell, Davis, Dement, Dewey, Efner, Ferrier, Forth, Freeman, Gordon, Graham, Grant, Gridley, Griffith. Henry. Hite of St. Clair, Hollenback, Jaquess, Jackson, James, Lewis, Lietze, Mann, Marsh, McAdams, MoDonald, McGee, McPherran, Meacham, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adams, Moose, Morrison, Neville, Nulton, Orendorff, Pinnell, Pollock, Pyatt, Rogers. Rountree, Savage, Scanlan, Shumway, Snow, Soule, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Streetor, Stroud, Taggart, Thomas, Virden, Webber, Weiuheimer, Wymore—70.

Those voting in the negative are, Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Barkley, Branson, Chambers, Dolan, Dunham, Flanders, Freeland, Granger, Hart, Harvey, Hawes, Hoiles, Jones, Lane of Hancock, Loomis, Massie, Mulvane, Oberly, Plowman, Ray, Rice, Sawner, Scott, Senne, Sheridan, Stewart of McLean, Thornton, Truitt, Webster, Westfall, Mr. Speaker-32.

So the Senate resolution was concurred in.

Mr. Cassedy moved to reconsider the vote by which the resolution authorizing the Secretary of State to furnish the clerk, doorkeeper, and the chairmen of various comunittees with necessary stationery and other articles, was adopted; which was not agreed to.

House bill, No. 603, for “An act to revise the law in relation to the Department of Agriculture, Comity Agricultural Boards and Agricul. mural Fairin," was taken up.

Mr. Moore of Marshall submitted House bill, No. 661, for "An act to 1' limit the law in relation to the Department of Agriculture, County. visitlommi Bondo illud Auricultural Fails," as it sellistitute for sail del denna lile lis (11.3, it wil.

Ollokitoris ut l. Voor of Marshall, Troriisintind stiilile Woole rotereroad to the committee on agriculture.

Tandoorna inni, Vw.101, 107. All act to revise the law in relation to amendhann siis idili jinails."

Wilt second line, ali orilered grossed for a third reading.

ilouse loill, No. ( 05, for "Au il't lo revise the law in relation to ap102contices," was lead a second time.

Mr. Scaulau submitted the following amendment:

That wherever the word “inaster" appears in this bill, it be stricken out and the word "employer" be inserted.

Which was not adopted.
Mr. Hopkins submitted the following amendment to section 10 :
Strike out the words “new Bible," and insert “five dollars."
Which was not adopted.
Mr. Oberly submitted the following amendment:

Insert in line 2, section 16, after the word “State," the words “ without the consent of the county court."

Which was adopted.

Mr. Gordon moved to amend the bill by striking out sections nineteen (19), twenty (20) and twenty-one (21),

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