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House bill, No. 616, for “An act to revise the law in relation to the
Illinois Institution for the education of Feeble-minded Children,"
Was read a second time, and,

Ou motion of Mr. Mulvane,
Referred to the committee on state institutions.

House bill, No. 617, for • An act to revise the law in relation to State normal universities,”

Was read a second time, and,
. On motion of Mr. Hopkins,
Referred to the committee on education.

House bill, No. 618, for "An act to revise the law in relation to the
Soldiers' Orphans' Home,"
Was read a second time, and,

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

House bill, No. 619, for “An act to revise the law in relation to the commitment and detention of lunatics,"

Was read a second time.
Mr. Bradwell submitted the following amendment:

Amend by striking out of the 7th line of the 19th section, the words "against his will."

Which was adopted.

Mr. Jones moved to refer the bill to the committee on public charities; which was not agreed to.

Mr. Bradwell submitted the following amendment:

Amend section 23 by striking out the words "contrary to his wishes," in the 3d line.

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

Eighteenth section, 5th line, striko out “thirty days," and insert
“sixty days."
Which was not adopted.
The bill was then ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Mulvane, at 3:45 o'clock P. M., moved to adjourn; which was not agreed to.

Mr. Massie (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 675, for “An act to encourage the reclamation of swamp and overflowed lands, and to regulate the State and county tax thereon."

Which was referred to the committee on drainage.

Mr. Hopkins (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 676, for “An act to fix the compensation of members of the General Assembly of this State, and the clerks and officers thereof."

Which was referred to the committee on fees and salaries.

Mr. Truitt (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 677, for “An act in regard to the payment of taxes and assessments on real estate by persons bolding life estates therein, and to regulate the same.”

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Truitt (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 678, for "An act to amend an act entitled "an act in regard to administration of estates, approved April 1, 1872.”

Which was referred to the committee on judicial department.

Mr. Snow (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 679, for "An act to provide a township school fund for the maintenance and support of free public schools."

Which was referred to the committee on education.

Mr. Moore of Marshall (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 680, for “An act to amend sections fifty-six (56) and sixty-three (63) of an act entitled (an act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,' approved April 1, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on education.

Mr. Henry (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 681, for “An act to amend section 28 of “an aet to establish and maintain a system of free schools,' approved April 1, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on education.

House bill, No. 620, for “An act to revise the law in relation to the common law,"

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

House bill, No. 621, for “An act to revise the law in relation to the construction of the statutes,"

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

House bill, No. 622, for “An act to revise the law in relation to costs,"

Was read a second time.
Mr. Crawford submitted the following amendment:

Amend section 20, line 5, by inserting after the word “part,” the words "or when the defendant shall not have appeared and defended in the case before the justice of the peace.”

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

Amend section 20, line 4, by inserting before the word “where,” the
word “but."
Which was adopted.
The bill was then ordered engrossed for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Granger,
At 4:10 o'clock P. M., the House adjourned.

MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 1874.

The House met, at 9:30 o'clock A. M.
The journal of Saturday was being read, when,

Ou motion of Mr. Hollenback, The further reading of the same was dispensed with. Mr. Streator (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 682, for “An act to amend sections three, twenty-seven and twenty-nine (29) of an act entitled an act for the assessment of property, and for the levy and collection of taxes.' "

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

Mr. Flanders (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 683, for “An act to regulate the practice of medicine in the State of Illinois, and protect the people against the impositions of empysics."

Which was read at large a first time, and referred to the committee on miscellaneous subjects.

Mr. Marsh submitted the following resolution : WHEREAS, the time set by our present revenue law for the collection of taxes and the return of the collector's books, works great hardship to the laboring and producing classes of our citizens ; therefore, be it,

Resolved, that the committee on revenue be instruoted, should thoy doom it expedient, to report by bill, changing the present law.

Which was referred to the committee on revenue.

Mr. Lane of Hancock (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 684, for “An act supplemental to an act entitled “an act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,' approved April 10, 1872.”

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

Mr. Neville (by consent) presented a petition from citizens of Randolph county asking for a stay of the collection of taxes for ninety days.

Which was referred to the committee on revenue.
House bills on second reading being in order,

House bill, No. 638, for “An act to revise the law in relation to county treasurers," was read a second time.

Mr. Pollock submitted the following amendment:

Amend section 2, of bill 27 of the revision committee, by adding after the word "clerk,” in line 19, the following words, to-wit: "on or before the first Monday of December after such election."

Which was adopted.

Mr. Dement moved to strike out of section 1, line 2, the words "shall be commissioned by the governor, and."

Which was agreed to.
Mr. Armstrong of LaSalle submitted the following amendment:

Section 7, line 4, after the word “shall,” insert the words "cancel the same and.”

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

Section 15, line 4, strike out the words “or is guilty of any other misconduct in his office.”

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

Amend section 8-strike out the words “nor until he shall have examined the records of the county board, and ascertained that the issuing of such order is warranted thereby.”

Which was not adopted.
Mr. Race submitted the following amendment:
Strike out all after the word "county," in line 4, section 16.
Which was not adopted.
Mr. Armstrong of Grundy submitted the following amendment:

Amend 4th line, section 7, after the word “payable," by inserting the words "and pay them in the order of their presentation."

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

Section 13, after the word “at,” in the 1st line, insert the words “its annual meeting in September to examine."

Which was not adopted.
Mr. Hite of Madison submitted the following amendment:

Amend section 15, line 4, after the words -or is guilty of any other," strike out the words "misconduct in his office,” and insert "official misconduct."

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

Add to section 13 the words and cause the same to be published in
some county paper."
Which was not adopted.
The bill was then ordered engrossed for a third reading.

House bill, No. 640, for “An act to revise the law in relation to escheat," was read a second time.

Mr. Armstrong of Grundy submitted House bill, No. 685, for “Au act to revise the law in relation to escheats," as a substitute for said House bill, No. 640.

The substitute was read a first time. Mr. Armstrong of Grundy moved that the bill and substitute be referred to the committee on judiciary; which was agreed to.

House bill, No. 641, for "An act to revise the law in relation to ferries,” was read a second time.

Mr. Efuer submitted the following amendinent:

Add to section 5, “And, provided, that license may be granted without regard to ownership of the land when the ferry bas its termini upon a public highway."

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

In section 17, 3d line, after the word “day," insert “ unless delay is necessary for repairs."

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

House bill, No. 642, for "An act to revise the law in relation to the Illinois and Michigan Canal," was read a second time.

Mr. Anderson submitted the following amendment :
Amend section 5 by striking out the word “eight,” and insert “five."
Which was adopted.
Mr. Moore of Adams submitted the following amendment:

Amend section 1, lines 3 and 4, by striking out the words commencing in line 3, “ shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the consent of the Senate, at a meeting of the General Assembly in 1875," and insert in lieu thereof the words shall be elected by the legal voters of the State at the annual election to be held for the election of the members of the General Assembly, in the year 1874."

Mr. Starr moved to lay the amendment on the table.

Which was not agreed to, yeas 26, nays 72-the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are,' Messrs. Bocock, Dement, Dresser, Dunham, Grant, Gridley, Hollenback, Hopkins, Jessup, Lane of Hancock, Massie, Mitchell, Oberly, Oleson, Quinn, Ray, Savage, Sawyer, Scanlan, Senne, Sherman, Starr, Stewart of McLean, Washburn, Webster, Westfall-26.

Those voting in the negative are,
Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Ballow, Barkley, Blakely,
Booth, Bradwell, Bullard, Cassedy, Chambers, Connolly, Crawford, Darnell, Dewey, Dolan, Efner,
Ewing. Ferrier, Flanders. Forth, Freeland, Freeman, Gordon, Granger, Griffith, Hart, Harvey. Her.
rington, Hite of St. Clair. Inscore. Jackson, James. Jones. Kase. Lewis, Lietze, Mann, Marsh, Mc-
Adams, McDonald, McGee, McPherran, Meacham, Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adams, Moose,
Morrison, Mulvane, Neville, Newton, Nulton, Oakwood, Orendorfi, Pinnell, Pollock, Pyatt, Race,
Rice, Scott, Soule, Stewart of Winnebago, Streetor, Taggart, Thornton, Truitt, Walker, Warner,
Wayman, Webber, Weinheimer, Wymore-72.

So the inotion to lay on the table was not agreed to.
Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Rogers.

Mr. Dunhamn submitted the following, as a substitute for the amendment:

Strike out all after the first "and,” in line 3, to and including the word “thereafter" iu line 4, and insert " who shall be elected at the annual election in 1874, and every two years thereafter, and who shall be voted for in the same manner as members of the Louse of Representa. tives."

Mr. Lietze moved to lay the substitute on the table,

Which was agreed to, veas 64, nays 39—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Armstrong of LaSalle, Ballow, Barkley, Bishop of McHenry, Cassedy, Chambers, Connolly, Crawford, Crosby, Davis, Dement, Dewey, Dolan, Efner, Ferrier, Forth. Freeland, Graham, Granger, Grant, Gridley, Hart, Harvey. Hay, Hife of St. Clair, Inscore, Jaquess, Jackson, Jones, Kase Lietze, Mann, Massie, MoGee, McPherran, Middlecoff, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adams, Oakwood, Oleson, Orendorfi, Peltzer, Pinnell, Pyatt, Race, Ray, Rice, Savage, Sawyer, Scott, Soule, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Thomas, Walker, Warner, Washburn, Wayman, Webster, Weinheimer, Wymore_64.

Those voting in the negative are,
Messrs. Anderson, Armstrong of Grundy, Blakely, Booth, Bradwell, Casey, Cronkrite, Darnell,
Dresser, Dunham, Flanders, Golden, Gordon, Herrington, Hollenback, Hopkins, James, Jessup, Lewis,
Marsh. McAdams, McDonald, Meacham, Moose, Morrison, Mulvane, Neville, Nulton, Oberly, Pollock,
Quinn, Sherman, Starr, Streetor, Taggart, Thoruton, Truitt, Webber, Westfall-39.

So the substitute was laid on the table.
Mr. Cronkrite subiitted the following substitute for the amendment:

After the enacting clause, strike out section 1 and add: “ That there shall be elected at the general election in November, 1874, three canal comunissioners, of which, one shall hold his office for one year, one for two years and one for three years. The one receiving the largest vote shall be elected for three years, and the next largest for two years. There shall be one elected at the general election of 1875, and every year thereafter, who shall hold his office for three years and until his successor is elected and qualified." Which was accepted by Mr. Moore of Adams.

On motion of Mr. Hopkins,
At 12:10 o'clock P. M. the House adjourned to 2:30 P. M.

HALF-PAST TWO 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. 642, for “An act to revise the law in relation to the Illinois and Michigan Canal,” on second reading. Mr. Cronkrite submitted the following amendment:

Strike out all after the enacting clause of section one, and substitute the following: "That there shall be elected by the people of the State of Illinois, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November, in the year 1874, three Canal Commissioners—the one receiving the highest number of votes to hold his office for three years, the second for two years, and the third for one year and on the first Tuesday of No. vember, in the year 1875, and every year thereafter, there shall be elected one Canal Commissioner, who shall hold his office for the term of three years, and until bis successor is elected and qualified. In case of a tie vote, the duration of the said term of said coinmissioners shall be determined by lot.”

Which was not adopted
Mr. Dunbam submitted the following substitute for section one:

“Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Canal Commissioners shall con. tinue to consist of three discreet and skillful persons, who shall be elected at the aunual November election in 1874, and every, two years

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