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Municipal Affairs, Mines and Mining.

Contingent Expenses, Elections, Executive Department, and Geological Survey. And that such clerks be engaged at such time as the business of their respective committees requiro such service, and that said clerks shall be discharged whenever the duties devolving upon the committees no longer demand clerical aid.

A. M. JONES,

Chm. Com. on Contgt Exp. The report of the committee was concurred in. Mr. Cronkrite submitted the following resolution : WHEREAS, it is believed by many members of this House that the price paid during the session of 1873, of eleven dollars per day, for heating the west side of the capitol, was an extortionate one; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the committee on contingent expenses be requested to report to this House what contract, if any, has been made for the present session.

Which was referred to the committee on contingent expenses.

Mr. Hay (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 667, for "An act to amend an act entitled (an act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,' approved March 7, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Flanders (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 668, for "An act to repeal an act entitled an act for the registry of electors, and to prevent fraudulent voting,' approved February 15, 1865."

Which was referred to the committee on elections.

Mr. Walker (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 669, for “An act providing for trial of rights of property in certain cases."

Which was referred to the cominittee on judiciary.

Mr. Plowman (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 670, for “An act to amend sections 128 and 129 of an act for the assessment of property and the levy and collection of taxes,' approved March 30, 1872, in force July 1, 1872.”

Which was referred to the committee on revenue.

Mr. Sawyer (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 671, for “An act to extend the time for the collection of the taxes on the assessment for the year A. D. 1873, and delinquent and omitted taxes on the assessment books for said year."

Which was referred to the committee on revenue.

Mr. Henry (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 672, for “An act to establish cemeteries.”

Which was referred to the committee on public charities. Mr. Walker (by consent) submitted the following resolution : WHEREAS. many of the counties in the State have issued bonds in aid of railroads. the interest upon which bonds being due and payable on the first days of July and January, while the interest dne on said bonds is paid to the State Treasurer on or before the first day of July, for the payment of both the July and January interest, and the counties are deprived of the use of said money for the six months. while the money is in the hands of the State Treasurer from the first day of July to the first day of January following: therefore,

Resolved, That the revenue committee be instructed to report a bill to this House, so amending the revenue law as to make one-half of said railroad tax collectable every six months, and providing that the surplus, if any, in the Treasurer's hands after the payment of interest, may be used as a sinking fund to buy in the bonds of the counties.

Which was referred to the committee ou revenue.

Mr. Nulton (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 673, for "An act to amend section 13 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, arbitra

tors, 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."

Which was referred to the committee on fees and salaries.

Mr. Connolly (by consent), from the committee on judiciary, submitted the following report: TO THE HON. SHELBY M. CULLOM,

Speaker of the House of Representatives : The committee on judiciary, to which was referred Senate bill, No. 435, for "An act to amend section 1 of an act entitled an act conceruing 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,” report the same back and respectfully recommend its passage.

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

Mr. Oberly (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 674, for "An act defining the liability of railroad corporations to their employees."

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

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 3211 Senatorial district, also a resolution relative to the removal of the Hon. W. T. Sylvester from said district, having had the same under consideration, beg leave to submit the following report:

That your committee find that the said Hon. W. T. Sylvester did, since his election as representative, remove from the 32nd Senatorial district, and has become a resident of the 29th Senatorial district. That Hon. Joseph H. Ewing was duly elected as representative to fill the vacancy caused by the removal of said Hon. W. T. Sylvester; therefore,

Resolved, that the seat of the said Hon. W. T. Sylvester, by such removal, became vacant, and that the said Joseph H. Ewing is entitled to his seat as representative from said 32d Senatorial district.

Your committee recommend the adoption of the resolution referred to them, and that the said Hon. Joseph H. Erwing be sworn in as a member of this House. All of which is respectfully submitted.

Thos. E. FERRIER, Chm. The report of the comunittee was concurred in, and the resolution adopted.

Mr. Plowman's motion to reconsider the vote by which House bill, No. 608, for -An act to revise the law in relation to attorneys and counselors," was ordered to a third reading, was taken up and agreed to.

Mr Plowman submitted the following substitute for section 11:

"S 11. If any person shall sign, or cause to be signed, the name of an attorney, or either of the justices of the supreme court, to any certificate or license provided for in this act, with an intent to deceive, such person shall be deemed guilty of forgery, and shall be prosecuted and punished accordingly.”

On motion of Mr. Lietze,
The substitute for section 11 was laid on the table.

Mr. Truitt submitted the following amendment to section 11:
Strike out the first eleven lines.

Mr. Bradwell submitted the following as a substitute for Mr. Truitt's amendment:

Strike out lines 8, 9, 10 and 11, except the word “and," in line 11, section 11.

Mr. Race, at 12:15 o'clock P. M., moved to adjourn to 2:30 o'clock P. M.; which was not agreed to.

The question then being on the adoption of the substitute, it was decided in the negative, yeas 34, nays 72—the reas and nays being demanded by five members.

Thoso voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Anderson, Armstrong of Grundy, Armstrong of La Salle, Barkley. Booth, Bradwell. Branson, Casey. Connolly, Crawford, Dunham, Efper, Freeland, Hollenback, Hopkins.

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Meacham, Moore of Adams, Mulvane, Oakwood, Olexon, Oren dorff, Pollock, Pyatt, Ray, Rountree, Sawyer, Scanlan, Scott, Sheridan, Walker-34.

Those voting in the negative are, Messrs. Alexander of Montgomery, Ballow, Blakely, Bullard, Cassedy, Chambers, Cronkrite, Crosby. Darnell, Davis. Dement, Dewey, Dolan, Easley, Ewing, Ferrier, Flanders, Forth, Freemau, Gordon. Graham, Granger, Grant, Gridley, Griffith, Hart, Harvey, Herrington, Hite of Madison Hite of St Clair. Jaquess, Jackson, Jessup, Lewis, Lietze, Mann, Marsh, Massie, McAdams, McDonald, McGee, Middlecoir, Mitcliell, Moore of Marshall, Moose, Morrison, Neville, Newton, Nulton, Oberly, Plowman. Race, Raniey, Rice, Savage, Senne, Shumway, Snow, Soule, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Truitt, Warner, Webber, Webster, Weinbeimer, Westfall, Wymore, Mr. Speaker -72.

So the snostitute was not adopted.

The question then being on the adoption of Mr. Truitt's amendment, it was decided in the affirmative, yeas 71, nays 29—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members. ,

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Armstrong of LaSalle, Ballow, Barkley, Bishop of McHenry. Blakely, Booth, Bullard, Cassedy. Chambers, Crawford. Cronkrite, Crosby, Darnell, Davis, Dement. Dewey, Dolan, Easley, Ewing. Ferrier, Flanders, Forth, Fleeland, Freeman, Gordon, Granger. Grant. Gridley, Griffith, Hart, Harvey, Henry. Hite of Madison, Hite of St. Clair, Jaquess, James. Massio. McAdams, McDonald, McPherran, Middlecoff, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Moose, Morrison. Mulvane. Verille, Oakwood, Oberly. Plowman, Pyatt, Race, Ramey, Rice, Savage, Scott, Senne, Sheri. dan, Shumway, Soule, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Truitt. Warner, Webber, Westfall-71.

Those voting in the negative are, Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Armstrong of Grundy, Bradwell, Branson, Casey, Connolly, Dunham. Efper, Hollenback, Hopkins, Jackson, Jones, Lape of Hancock, Lewis, Lietze. Marsh, Meacham. Moore of Adams Oleson, Pollock, Ray, Rountree, Sawyer, Scanlan, Starr, Streetor, Walker, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-29.

So the anendment was adopted.

Mr. Gordon entered a motion to reconsider the vote by wbich House bill, No. 605, for “An act to revise the law in relation to apprentices," was ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Joseph H. Ewing, Representative elect from the 32d Senatorial District, came forward and took the oath required by the Constitution, which was administered to him by Judge Zane, of the 19th Judicial Circuit.

Mr. Thornton, at 12:35 o'clock P. M., moved that the House adjourn ; which was not agreed to, yeas 44, nays 60—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Alexander of Montgomery, Armstrong of Grundy, Ballow, Bishop of McHenry, Booth, Connolly, Crawford, Darnell, Dement, Dewey, Easley, Efner, Ferrier, Forth, Freeland. Grant, Hollenback, Hopkins, James, Lewis, Leitze. Mann, McDonald, McGee, Middlecott, Mitchell, Moose, Mulvane, Neville. Newton, Oakwood, Oberly, Oleson, Orepdorff, Ramey, Sawyer, Scanlan, Sheridan, Stewart of McLean, Thornton, Webber, Webster, Weinheimer, Westfall-44.

Those voting in the negative are, Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Anderson. Armstrong of LaSalle, Blakely, Bradwell, Branson, Bul lard, Casey, Cassedy, Chambers, Cronkrite, Crosby, Davis, Dolan, Dunham, Ewing, Flanders. Free

man, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Gridley, Hart, Harvey, Herrington, Hite of Madison, Hite of St.
Clair, Jaquess, Jackson, Jones, Lane of Hancock, Marsh, Massie. McAdams, Meacham, Moore of Mar-
shall, Moore of Adams, Morrison, Nulton, Pollock, Pyatt, Race, Ray, Rice, Rountree, Savage, Scott,
Sende. Shumway, Snow, Soule, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Streetor, Taggart, Thomas, Truitt, War
ner, Wyniore, Mr. Speaker-60.
So the motion was not agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Ray,
At 12:40 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.

The House resumed the unfinished business of this morning, being the consideration of House bill, No. 608, for “Ap act to revise the law in relation to attorneys and counsellors," on second reading.

Mr. Streetor submitted the following amendment:
Strike ont all of section 11.

Which was adopted, yeas 54, nays 35-—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Armstrong of Grundy, Armstrong of LaSalle, Ballow, Barkley, Casey. Cassedy, Chambers, Croo krite, Crosby, Darnell, Flanders, Graham, Granger. Gridley, Herrington, Hollenback, Hopkins, Jaquess, Lane of Hancock, Lemma, Lietze, Loomis, Mann, Marsh. McPherran. Meacham, Middlecoff, Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adams, Moose, Morrison, Mulvane. Xulton, Oberly, Orendorff, Pollock, Race, Ray, Sawyer, Scanlan, Scott, Shumway, Snow, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Stroud, Swan, Taggart, Thornton, Webster. Wymore, Mr. Speaker-34.

Those voting in the negative are,
Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Booth, Bradwell, Branson, Bullard, Crawford, Davis. Dement. Efner.
Ewiny. Ferrier. Forth, Gordon, Grant, Hart, Henry. Hite of St. Clair, Jackson, James, Jessup. Massie,
McDonald, Plowman, Pyatt, Rice, Rountree, Savage, Sheridan, Soule, Thomas, Truitt, Warner, Web
ber, Weinheimer, Westfall_35.

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

In section 10, 5th line, after the word “clerk," insert the words " or deputy clerk ;" also, in same section, 6th line, after the word “clerk » insert the words “or deputy clerk."

Which was adopted.
The bill was then ordered engrossed for a third reading.
House bills on second reading being in order,

House bill, No. 609, for “An act in regard to canal companies," was read a second time.

Mr. Rountree submitted the following amendment:

Amend paragraph 3 by inserting in line 4, after the word “canal," the following: “And may take and damage any property necessary for the location, construction or repair of the same."

Which was adopted.
The bill was then ordered engrossed for a third reading.

House bill, No. 610, for “An act to revise the law in relation to the State Commissioners of Public Charities," was read a second time.

Mr. Shumway submitted the following amendment:

Strike out, in section 3, all words from "board,” in the 4th line, to the first "and," in line 5.

Which was not adopted.

Mr. Granger submitted the following amendment:

Amend line 1, section 11, by inserting after the word "commissioners," the words or the clerk or secretary thereof."

Which was adopted.
Mr. Cronkrite submitted the following amendment:
Amend by striking out section 5.
Which was adopted.
Mr. Shumway submitted the following amendment:

Substitute the word “governor," for the word “they,” in line 4, section 3, and insert the words "the board,” between the words "and" and "may," in the 5th line.

Which was not adopted.
Mr. Gordon submitted the following amendment :

Add to section 10 the following: “All moneys paid otherwise than for regular salaries shall be upon detailed reports of expenses, sworn to, stating amounts paid, and to whom, and for what.”

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

Section 3, line 2, after the word “board,” add the words “not to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000).”

Which was adopted, yeas 80, nays 18—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 LaSalle, Ballow. Barkley, Blakely, Bullard, Casey, Cassedy, Chambers, Cronkrite, Crosby, Darnell, Dewey. Dolan, Efner, Ewing, Flanders, Forth, Freeland, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Grant, Gridley, Hart, Henry. Herrington, Hite of St. Clair, Hopkins, Jaquess, Jackson, James, Jones, Leruma, Lewis, Lietze, Loo. mis, Marsh, Massie, McDonald, McGee, Meacham, Moore of Adams, Moose, Morrison, Mulvane, Nev. ville, Newton, Nulton, Oberly, Pinnell, Plowman, Pollock, Pyatt, Race, Ray, Rice, Savage, Sawyer, Scanlan, Scott, Senne, Sheridan, Shumway, Snow, Soule, Stewart of Winnebago, Streetor, Stroud, Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Truitt, Virden, Warner, Webber, Weinheimer, Wymore—80.

Those voting in the negative are:

essrs. Bradwell Branson. Connolly Crawford, Davis. Dement. Dunham. Ferrier. Hay. Hollenback. Lane of Hancock, Mann, Oleson, Orendorff, Rountree, Starr, Stewart of McLean, Mr. Speaker-18.

So the amendment was adopted. The bill was then ordered engrossed for a third reading. Mr. Lane of Hancock (by consent) submitted the following resolution : WHEREAS, by an act of the General Assembly, entitled "An act to amend sections 66, 122, 137, 155. 164, 169, 177, 178, 182, 185, 191, 192, 193, 212, 220, 221, 239, 241, 247 and 277 of an act for the assessment of property, and the levy and collection of taxes,' approved March 30, 1872," approved May 3, 1873, it is provided that the proper authorities of towns, townships, districts, and incorporated cities, towns and villages, collecting taxes under the provisions of said act, shall annually, on or before the second Tuesday in August, certify to the county clerk the several amounts which they severally require to bo raised by taxation, anything in their respective charters, or in acts heretofure passed by the General Assembly of this State to the contrary notwithstanding; and whereas the proper authorities of many towns, cities and villages in this State, acting under special laws and in ignorance of the provisions of the act herein referred to, neglected to make the certificate required by said act within the time there. by required, but made said certificate after said time; therefore,

Resolved. That the committee on judiciary be and are hereby instructed to inquire what le if any, is necessary or practicable to legalize said proceedings of such towns, cities and villages, and to report by bill or otherwise.

Which was adopted.

House bill, No. 613, for “An act to revise the law in relation to the
Illinois Institution for the education of the Deaf and Dumb,"
Was read a second time, and,

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

House bill, No. 615, for "An act to revise the law in relation to the
Illinois Industrial University,"
Was read a second time, and,

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

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