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A division of the questions being called for, a vote was taken on the questions separately; and,

The first question being on striking out section 19, it was decided in the negative.

The second question being on striking out section 20, it was decided in the affirmative.

The third question being on striking out section 21, it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Massie submitted the following amendment:

Add to end of 10th section, and twenty dollars in money in all cases where the term of service has been one year or more."

Which was adopted.
Mr. Bradwell submitted the following amendment:

Insert the word “or” before the word “entice,” in the 1st line of the 19th section, and strike out the words "aid or assist," in the same line.

Which was adopted.
Mr. Connolly submitted the following amendment:

Amend section 2 by inserting 6 such” between the words “no” and “ parent," in the 7th line.

Which was not adopted.
· The bill was then ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Hay, from the committee on judiciary, to which was referred House bill, No. 607, for "Au act in regard to Attorneys-General and State's Attorneys,” reported the same back, and recommended its passage.

The bill was then read a second time.
Mr. Arinstrong of Grundy submitted the following amendment :

Amend by striking out all of section 1, after the oath of office, commencing with the word "and" in the 9th line, and substitute the following: “And sball also execute a bond, to the People of the State of Illi. nois, with good and sufficient sureties, that of the Attorney-General in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars, to be approved by the Governor and theu tiled in the office of the Secretary of State ; and that of each State's Attorney in the penal sum of five thousand dollars, to be ap. proved by the county court of his respective county, which approval shall be endorsed upon said bond, and said bond, with the approval thereof endorsed, shall be entered of record in said county court, and then forwarded by the county clerk to the Secretary of State to be filed in his office. Each and every of said bonds shall be conditioned upon the faithful discharge of the duties of said office, and the paying over all moneys as provided by law, which bonds shall run to and be for the benefit of the State, county, corporation or person injured by a breach of any of the conditions thereof."

Which was adopted.
Mr. Jaquess submitted the following amendment:

Amend by adding after the word “ability,” iu the 8th line in section 1, “I will not receive or accept any fee, reward or gift, either directly or indirectly, from any person or persons whom it may be my duty to prosecute.”

Which was not adopted.
Mr. Armstrong of Grundy sul mitted the following:

Amend section 3, by striking out the words “ declared elected,” in the 2d and 3d lines, and insert the words “notified of his election by the Secretary of State."

Which was not adopted.

Mr. Crawford moved to amend section 3 by striking out the word 6 three,” in the 4th line, and inserting the word “two;" which was agreed

to.

Mr. Rountree moved to amend section 5 by striking out the word “the,” in the 3d line, and inserting the word “any;" which was agreed to.

Mr. Henry submitted the following amendment:

Add to the end of section 5 another clause, as follows: Eleventh-To appear in all proceedings by collectors of taxes against delinquent taxpayers for judgments to sell real estate, and see that all the necessary preliminary steps have been legally taken to make the judgment legal and binding."

Which was adopted.
Mr. Rountree submitted the following amendment to section 6:

Amend by adding the following: “and the amount of such warrant
shall be deducted from the salary of the Attorney-General or State's
Attorney, whose duties have been performed as aforesaid.”
Which was adopted. .
The report of the committee, as amended, was concurred in, and
The bill, as amended, ordered engrossed for a third reading.

House bill, No. 608, for “An act to revise the law in relation to attorneys and counsellors," was taken up.

Mr. Bradwell moved to recommit the bill to the committee on revision; which was not agreed to.

The bill was then read a second time.
Mr. Moffett submitted the following amendment:

Insert the words “ of record ” after the word “State,” in the 4th line of the 1st section.

Which was adopted, yeas 83, nays 19—the yeas and nays being demanded by five meinbers.

Those voting in the affirmative are : Messrs. Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Armstrong of La Salle, Ballow, Blakely; Booth, Bul. lard, Cassedy, Chambers, Cronkrite, Crosby, Darvell, Davis, Dewey, Dolan, Dolton, Ether, Flanders, Forth, Freeman, Gordon, Graham, Granger. Gridley, Griffith, Hart, Harvey, Hawes, Hay, Henry, Herrington, Hoiles, Hopkins, Jaquess, Jackson, James, Jones, Lane of Hancock, Lietze, Loomis, Massie, McAdams, McGee, Meacham, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adams, Moose. Morri. son Moffett. Neville, Newton, Nulton, Oakwood, Oberly, Orendorff, Pinnell, Plowman, Pyatt, Race, Ray, Rice, Rogers, Savage, Sawyer, Scanlan, Scott, Senne, Snow, Soule, Stewart of Winnebago. Streetor, Stroud. Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Truitt, Virden, Warner, Webster, Westfall, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-83

Those voting in the negative are:
Messrs. Bradwell, Branson, Casey, Connolly, Crawford, Dement, Dunham, Freeland, Hite uf St.
Clair, Hollenback, Lewis, Marsh, McDonald, McPherran, Mulvane, Pollock, Rountree, Starr,
Walker--19.

So the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Lewis submitted the following amendment :

Amend section one, at the end of line eight, by inserting the words 6 courts of this state," instead of “within this state.”

Which was not adopted.
Mr. Brad well submitted the following amendment:

Amend by adding to section ove the following: “No person shall be refused a license under this act on account of sex.”

Which was adopted.
Mr. Morrison submitted the following amendment:

After the word “law,” in the third line, insert the words " in any court of record.”

Which was not adopted.

Mr. Scanlan, at 4:35 o'clock P. M., moved that the House adjourn : which was not agreed to.

Mr. Moffett submitted the following amendment:

Add the following: “- Whenever a plaintiff is commencing suit, he shall first make a written statement of the evidence he will produce. Any attorney at law shall give said plaintiff a copy of said statement. over his signature; and if any attorney shall advise such plaintiff to commence suit upon such written statement, and if upon trial it shall appear tbat such written statements were true, then, if the suit of such plaintiff shall terminate adverse to the plaintiff, then such attorney shall not be entitled to collect any fee from the plaintiff for his services in such suit."

Wbich was not adopted.
The bill was then ordered engrossed for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Armstrong of La Salle, The vote by which House bill, No. 607, for'"An act in regard to attor. neys general and state's attorneys” was ordered engrossed for a third reading, was reconsidered. Mr. Armstrong of La Salle submitted the following amendment :

Add after the word “ county,” paragraph two, section five, the following: “And prosecute all suits that may be commenced against any railroad company in his county for violation of law." Which was not adopted. Mr. Jones submitted the following resolution : WHEREAS, This General Assembly has passed a law providing that the schedule of rates adopted by the Board of Railroad and Warehouse Commissioners ball become prima facie evidence on the 15th day of January, 1874; and as the members of this House have not the schedule upon their desks; therefore, be it

Resolved. Tbat the Board of Railroad and Warehouse Commissioners be respectfully requested and instructed to furnish the schedules of rates adopted by them to this House at the earliest practical moment.

Which was adopted.

Mr. Plowman entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which House bill, No. 608, for “An act to revise the law in relation to attorneys and counsellors," was ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Harvey, at 5:10 o'clock P. M., moved that the House adjourn ; which was not agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Lemma, At 5:12 o'clock P. M., the House adjourned until 10 o'clock A. M. tomorrow.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 1874.

The House met, pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Paynter.
The Clerk proceeded to read the journal of yesterday, when,

On motion of Mr. Thornton,
The further reading of the same was dispensed with.
Mr. Ferrier, from the committee on elections, submitted the following
report:
TO THE HON. SHELBY M. CULLOM,

Speaker of the House of Representatives : Your committee, to whom was referred the credentials of Hon. Joseph H. Ewing, Representative elect from the 32d senatorial district; also, a resolution relative to the removal of Hon. W. T. Sylvester from said dis. trict, having had the same under consideration, report that they find that the Hon. Joseph H. Ewing has been duly elected Representative from said 320 senatorial district to this General Assembly, to fill the vacancy caused by the removal of said Hon. W. T. Sylvester from said district, and that he is entitled to a seat as such Representative.

T. E. FERRIER,

Chm'n Com, on Elections. On motion of Mr. Ray, The report and accompanying papers were recommitted to the committee on elections.

Mr. Moore of Adams introduced House bill, No. 664, for 6An act in regard to assessors and collectors in certain incorporated cities, and to extend the time for the assessment and collection of the county and state taxes of 1873 therein."

Which was referred to the committee on revenue. Mr. Rogers (by consent) submitted the following resolution : Resolved, That the committee on revenue be and are hereby instructed to draft a bill, and report the same to this House at its earliest convenience, extending the time for the payment of taxes of 1873, and the return of the collectors' books, to May 10, 1874.

Which was adopted—yeas 63, nays 37—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Ballow, Barkley, Blakely, Bradwell, Branson, Bullard, Casey, Cassedy, Connolly, Crosby, Davis, Dement, Dewey, Dolan, Easley, Efner. Forth. Gordon, Granger. Grant, Griffith, Hart, Harvey, Hawes, Herrington, Hito of Madison. Hite of St. Clair, Hollenback, Jaquess, Jackson, Lemma, Lewis, Lietzo, Mann, Marsh, Massie, McAdams, McPherran, Middlecoff, Mitchell, Morrison, Neville, Newton, Oakwood, Orendorff, Plowman, Ramey, Rice, Rogers, Savage, Sawyer, Scott, Sheridan, Soule, Stroud, Thomas, Walker, Webber, Weinheimer, Westfall, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-63.

Those voting in the negative are: Messrs. Armstrong of Grundy, Armstrong of La Salle, Booth, Chambers, Crawford, Cronkrite, Darnell, Dunhamn, Flanders, Freeland, Freeman, Golden, Graham, Gridley, Hay, Henry, Hopkins, James, Jessup, Lane of Hancock, Meacham, Moore of Adams, Mulvane, Oberly, Oleson, Pyatt, Ray, Rountree, Scanlan, Senne, Shunway, Snow, Stewart of McLean, Taggart, Thornton, Warner, Webster-37.

So the resolution was adopted.

By consent House bill, No. 657, for “An act to correct an error in section two of enrolled House bill, No. 304, entitled 'An act concerning jurors,' in force July 1, 1873,"

Was takeu up and read a second time.
Mr. Armstrong of Grundy submitted the following amendment:

Add the following: “Whereas there is a variance between House bill, No. 304. as passed by the General Assembly, and the enrolled act, as · approved by his excellency the Governor on the 7th day of May, 1873; therefore an emergency exists, and 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.

The consideration of House bill, No. 607, for “An act in regard to attorneys general and state's attorneys," on second reading, being in order.

Mr. Armstrong of LaSalle offered the following amendment:

Add to section five, second paragraph the following: “Also, to prosecute all suits in his county against railroad or transportation companies for extortion or unjust discrimination, or violation of any law of this state that shall come to his knowledge."

Which was adopted, yeas 65, nays 33—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Alexander of Montgomery, Arderson, Armstrong of Grundy, Armstrong of LaSalle. Bark. ley, Blakely, Bradwell, Branson, Cansedy, Chambers, Connolly, Cronkrite, Crosby, Darnell, Daria. Dewey, Dolan, Easley, Efner, Flanders, Forth, Freeland, Freeman, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Grid ley, Griffith, Harvey, Hawes, Herrington, Hite of Madison, Jaquoss, Jackson, Lietze, McAdang, Mo

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Pherran, Meacham, Middlecoff, Moore of Adams, Morrison, Oakwood, Plowman, Pyatt, Race, Ramey, Ray, Rice, Rogers, Savage, Senne, Snow, Soule, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Stroud, Taggart, Thomas, Truitt, Walker, Warner, Webber, Weinheimer, Wymore, Mr. Speakor-65.

Those voting in the negative are,
Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Ballow, Bishop of McHenry, Booth, Bullard, Casey, Crawford. Cul.
lerton, Danham, Golden, Hart, Henry, Hollenback, Hopkins, James, Lane of Hancock, Lewis, Mann,
Marsh, McDonald, Moose, Mulvane, Neville, Newton, Oberly, Oleson, Orendorff, Rountree, Sawyer,
Scanlan, Scott, Sheridan, Thornton—33.

So the amendment was adopted.
The bill was then ordered engrossed for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Morrison, The rules were suspended, and he was permitted to introduce the following resolution :

WHEREAS, the railroad law enacted at the last session of this General Assembly took effect on the first day of last July, and the Railroad Commissioners have had six months experience as to the practical workings of the same: therefore,

Resolved, That said Commissioners be requested to furnish to this House, at their earliest convenience, statistics and information upon the followiug subjects, viz:

1st. In what manner has the law affected railroads running North and South, whose terminii are in this State, as compared with railroads running East and West, with their terminii outside of this State.

2nd. What effect has the passage and operation of this law upon the general trade and commerce of the State of Illinois.

3rd. What has been the effect of this law upon the trade and commerce of Chicago and Cairo, as compared with Milwaukee, St. Louis, Toledo. Cincinnati and Louisville, Ky.

Mr. Race moved to lay the resolution on the table; which was not agreed to, yeas 11, nays 92—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Anderson, Ballose, Cassedy, Crawford, Davis, Dowoy, Mulvano, Neville, Oberly, Race, Streetor-11.

Those voting in the negative are, Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery Armstrong of LaSalle, Barkley, Blakely. Booth, Brad Fell, Branson, Bullard, Casey, Chambers, Connolly, Cronkrite, Crosby, Darnell, Dement, Dolan. Dunham, Easley, Efner, Flanders, Forth, Freeman, Golden, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Gridley, Griffith, Hart, Harvey, Hawes, Hay, Henry, Herrington, Hite of Madison, Hollenback, Hopkins, Jaquess, Jackson, James, Jessup, Jones, Lane of Hancock, Lemma, Lewis, Lietze, Mann, Marsh, Massie. McAdams, McDonald McGee, McPherran, Meacham, Middlecoff, Moore of Adams, Moose, Mor. rison. Newton, Oakwood, Oleson, Orendorti, Plowman, Pyatt, Ran age, Sawyer, Scanlan, Scott, Senne, Sheridan, Soule, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Stroud. Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Truitt, Virden, Walker, Warner, Webber, Webster, Weinheimer, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-92.

So the motion to lay on the table was not agreed to.

A division of the question being called for, and the first question being on the adoption of the resolution, it was decided in the affirmative.

The second question being on the adoption of the preamble, it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Jones submitted the following report from the committee on contingent expenses: TO THE HON. SHELBY M. CULLOM,

Speaker of the House of Representatives : The committee on contingent expenses, to whom was referred the resolution in regard to committee clerks, etc., would beg leave to present the following report:

Rosolred, That the chairman of each of the following named committees be allowed to employ one clerk, each, to-wit: Judiciary, Revenue, and Eurolled and Engrossed Bills.

And that the following committees be grouped together, and allowed one clerk to ea I group, and that the respective chairmen of said groups shall be authorized to engage one clerk to serve tho com. mittees so gronped together, to-wit:

Judicial Department, Printing, Insurance.
Penitentiary, Finance, Temperavce, Agriculture and Horticulture.
Manufactures, State and Public Library, Ipland Coin merce and Warehouses Banks and Banking.
State Iustitutions, Public Charities, Public Buildings and Grounds, Appropriations, Militia.
County and Township Orgauization, Equalization of Taxes, Mileage.
Canal and River Improvements, Civil Service and Reform, Education.
Kules, Clai 118, Drainage.
Fees and Salaries, Corporations.

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