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thereafter. Each elector, at any such election, shall be entitled to three votes, which he may cumulate upon one or distribute among the several candidates, as he may please. The said commissioners shall hold their office for two years, and until their successors are elected and qualified.”

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

Which was agreed to-yeas 62, nay's 58—the yeas and pays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Armstrong of La Salle, Bocock, Cassedy, Chambers, Connolly, Crawford, Crosby, Davis, Dement. Efner, Ewing. Forth, Freeland, Freeman. Grauger, Grant, Gridley, Hart, Harvey, Hay, Henry. Hollenback. Iuscore, Jaquess, Jackson, Jones, Lane of Hancock, Lietze, mann, McGee, Me. Pberran, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Motlett, Mulvane, Oleson, Pinnell, Pollock, Pyatt, Race, Ramey, Ray, Rice, Savage, Sawyer, Scanlan, Senne, Sheridan, Snow, Soule, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Taggart, Thomas, Warner, Washburn, Wayman, Webster, Weinheimer, Westfall, Wymore-62.

Those voting in the negative are, Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Armstrong of Grundy, Bal. low. Barkley, Bishop of McHenry, Blakely, Booth, Bradwell, Bryant, Bullard, Casey, Cronkrite, Darnell, Dewey, Dolan, Dresser, Dunham, Flanders, Golden, Gordon, Graham, Herrington, Hite of Madi Bon, Hite of St. Clair, Hoiles, Hopkins, James, Jessup, Kase, Lewis, Marsh, Massie, McAdams, Mo. Donald, Meacham, Middlecot, Moore of Adams, Moose, Morrison, Neville, Newton, Nulton, Oakwood, Oberly, Orendorff, Plowman, Quinn, Scott, Sherman, Streetor, Thornton, Truitt, Virden, Walker, Web. ber, Mr. Speaker-58.

So the motion to lay the substitute on the table was agreed to.
Mr. Moore of Marshall submitted the following amendment:

Strike out all after the enacting clause of section one, and substitute the following: “That the canal commissioners shall continue, and shall consist of one director, who shall be elected at the general election held in the year A. D. 1874, and every two years thereafter, and shall bold his office for two years, and until his successor is elected and qualitied.”

Mr. Starr submitteed the following amendment to the amendment:

Amend section one, after the word "assembly," by adding “that the canal commissioners shall consist of three members, to be elected at the general election for state officers in A. D. 1874. The commissioner receiving the highest number of votes to hold his office for six years. The commissioner receiving the next highest number of votes, for four years. The commissioner receiving the next highest number of votes, for two years, or until their successors are elected and qualitied. And there shall be one commissioner elected every two years thereafter. In case any two commissioners shall receive the same number of votes, they shall decide by lot as to wbich shall hold the longest term, or hold the office.”

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

Which was not agreed to—yeas 39, nays 77—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Armstrong of LaSalle, Bocock, Bradwell, Crawford, Darnell, Davis, Dement, Dunham, Ferrier, Freeland, Grant, Gridley, Hart, Harvey. Hay, Henry, Hoiles, Hopkins, Inscore, Lane of Hancock, Massie, McPherran, Mulvane, Neville, Oleson, Orendorff, Quinn, Race, Ray, Savage, Sawyer, Scanlan, Senne, Soule, Stewart of McLean, Walker, Washburn, Webster, Westfall, Mr. Speaker-39.

Those voting in the negative are, Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Armstrong of Grundy, Ballow, Barkley, Bishop of McHenry, Blakely, Booth, Bryant, Bullard, Casey, Cassedy, Cbam. bers, Connolly, Cronkiite, Crosby, Dewey, Dolan, Dresser, Efner, Ewing, Flanders, Forth, Free. map, Golden, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Herrington, Hite of Madison, Hite of St. Clair, Hollenback, Jaquess, Jackson, James, Jessup, Jones, Kase, Lewis, Lietze, Marsh, McAdams, McDonald, McGee, Meacham, Middlecotl, Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adams, Moose, Morrison, Newton, Nulton, Oak wood, Oberly, Pipuell, Plowman, Pollock, Pyatt, Ramey, Rice, Scott, Sheridan, Sherman, Snow, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Streetór, Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Truitt, Virden, Warner, Webber, Weinheimer, Wymore77.

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

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

The question first being on adopting the amendment to the amend. ment, it was decided in the negative-yeas 24, nays 86—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Ballow, Bishop of MeHenry, Bocock, Crawford, Dement, Ewing, Golden, Graham, Hollenback, Jones, Mann, Middlecoff, Mulvane, Oakwood, Plowman, Quinn, Scanlan, Start, Truitt, Walker, Warner, Webster, Westfall, Mr. Speaker-24.

Those voting in the negative are, Messrs. Alexander, of Crawford. Alexander of Montgomery. Anderson. Armstrong of Grundy. Arm. strong of LaSalle, Barkley, Blakely, Booth, Bradwen, Bryant, Bullard, Casey, Cassedy, Chambers, Connolly, Cronkrite, Crosby, Darnell, Davis, Dewey, Dolan, Dresser, Dunham, Efner, Ferrier, Flanders, Forth, Freeland, Granger, Grant, Gridley, Hart, Harvey, Herrington, Hite of Madison, Hite of St. Clair, Hoiles, Hopkins, Puscore, Jackson, James, Jessnp, Kase, Lane of Hancock, Lewis, Lietze, Marsh. Massie, McAdams, McDonald, McGee, Meacham, Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adams, Moose, Morrison. Neville. Nulton, Oberly, Oleson, Pinnell, Pollock, Race, Ramey, Ray, Rice, Savage, Sawyer, Scott, Senne, Sheridan, Sherman, Snow, Soule, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Virden, Washburn, Wayman,

Vayman, Webber, Weinheimer. Wymore86. So the amendment to the amendment was not adopted.

The question then being on the adoption of the amendment, it was decided in the affirmative-yeas 59, navs 55—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson Armstrong of Grundy, Ballow, Barkley, Bishop of McHenry, Blakely, Cassedy, Chambers, Connolly, Crosby, Darnell, Dewey, Dolan, Dresser, Efner, Ewing, Flanders, Forth, Freeland, Freeman, Gordon, Graham, Grange er, Grigley, Hite of Madison, Hite of St. Clair, Inscore, Jaquess, Jackson, James, Jones, Kase, Lewis, Lietze, Marsh, Massie, McAdams, McDouald. Meacbam, Middlecotl, Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adams, Morrison, Pinnell, Pollock, Ramey, Rice, Scott, Stewart of Winnebago, Streetor, Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Virden, Wayman, Weinheimer, Wymore, Mr. Speaker—59.

Those voting in the negative are, Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Armstrong of La Salle, Bocock, Booth, Bradwell, Bryant, Casey, Crawford, Cronkrite, Davis, Dement, Dunham, Ferrier, Golden, Grant, Hart, Harvey, Henry, Herring. ton, Hoiles, Hollenback, Hopkins, Jessup, Lane of Hancock, Mann, McGee, Moose, Mulvane, Neville, Nulton, Oakwood, Oberly, Oleson, Orendorff, Plowman, Pyatt, Quinn, Race, Ray, Savage, Sawyer, Scanlan, Senne, Shernian, Snow, Soule, Starr, Stewart of MoLean, Truitt, Walker, Warner, Washburn, Webber, Webster, Westfall—55. So the amendment was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Granger, The bill was referred to the committee on canal and river improvements.

The Speaker made the following appointments to fill vacancies on committees occasioned by resignation of Messrs. Swan, Tillson and Wick:

On corporations, Mr. Crosby;
On agriculture, Mr. Griffith;
On judicial department, Mr. Kase;
On public charities, Mr. Ewing;
On equalization of taxes, Mr. Crawford ;
On fees and salaries, Mr. Lane of Hancock;

On penitentiary, Mr. Ewing.
In place of Bishop of Edgar, absent:

On penitentiary, Mr. Crosby; ·
On state institutions, Mr. Griffith;

On finance, Mr. Armstrong of La Salle.
In place of Sylvester :

On revenue, Mr. Plowman ;
On library, Mr. Kase;

On executive department, Mr. Washburn. The Speaker laid before the House the following communication from the Secretary of State :

STATE OF ILLINOIS, SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

SPRINGFIELD, January 12, 1874. TO THE HON. SHELBY M. CULLOM,

Speaker of the House of Representatives : SIR: In response to a resolution of the House of Representatives, adopted January 9, 1874, I have the honor to transmit herewith a certitied copy of the Governor's objections to House bill, No. 370, which, together with said bill, were filed in the office of Secretary of State, May 7, 1873. I am, sir, very respectfully, yours,

GEO. H. HARLOW,'

Secretary of State. Objections to H. B. 370. In my opinion this bill is in violation of Sec. 18, Art. 2, and 15th clause, Sec. 22, Art. 4, of the constitution. I therefore withhold my approval thereof, and 'file the same, with my objections thereto, in the ottice of the Secretary of State.

JOHN L. BEVERIDGE,

Governor. May 7, 1873.

STATE OF ILLINOIS, SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

SPRINGFIELD, January 12, 1874. I, George H. Harlow, Secretary of State, do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of a message from the Governor attached to House bill, No. 370, entitled “An act to amend section one of an act entitled “An act for the registry of electors, and to prevent fraudulent voting," approved February 15, 1865."

GEO. H. HARLOW,

Secretary of State. By consent, Senate bill, No. 435, for "An act to amend section one 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 Ilinois, exclusive of the county of Cook,' approved May 2, 1873, was read a third time.

The bill and all amendments thereto having first been printed, and an emergency being expressed in the body of the bill, as a reason why the act should take effect prior to the first day of July next, and the question being : "Shall this bill pass ?" it was decided in the affirma. tive-yeas 104, nays 6.

Those voting in the affirmative are,
Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Armstrong of Grundy, Arm-
strong of La Salle, Ballow, Barkley, Bishop of McHenry, Blakely, Booth, Bradwell, Bryant, Casey,
Cassedy. Chambers. Connolly, Crawford, Cronkrite, Crosby, Darnell, Davis, Dement, Dewey, Dolan,
Dresser. Efuer. Ewing, Ferrier, Flanders, Forth, Freeland, Freeman, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Grant,
Gridley. Hart. Harvey, Herrington, Hite of St. Clair, Hoiles, Hollenback, Hopkins. Inscore, Jaquess.
Jackson, James, Jessup, Jones, Kase, Lane of Hancock, Mann, Marsh, Massie, McAdams, Mc-
Donald, McGee, McPherran, Meacham, Middlecoff, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adams,
Moose, Moffett, Mulvane, Neville, Oakwood, Oberly, Oleson, Orendorfi, Pinnell, Plowman, Pollock,
Pyatt, Quinn, Race, Ray, Rice, Savage, Sawyer, Scanlan, Scott, Senne, Sheridan, Sherman, Snow, Soule,
Siewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Virden, Warner,
Washburn, Wayman, Webber, Webster, Westfall, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-104.

Those voting in the negative are,
Messrs. Bocock, Bullard, Lietze. Nulton, Truitt, Walker—6.

The bill having received the number of votes required by the constitution, was declared passed.

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

Mr. Oakwood (by consent) introduced House bill, No.686, for “An act to amend sections 24, 26, 27, 29, 78, 85, 86, 97 and 106 of an act for the assessment of property, and the levy and collection of taxes,' approved March 30, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on revenue.

Mr. Mann (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 687, for “Au act making appropriations for the ordinary expenses of the Northern Hospital and Asylum for the Insane, at Elgin."

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

Mr. Moore of Marshall, from the committee on enrolled and engrossed bills, begs leave to report that a bill of the following title has been correctly engrossed on January 12, 1874:

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,' approved March 29, 1872."

Mr. Hopkins submitted the following resolution : Whereas the defalcation of officers of high and low degree, having in charge the public moneys, bas become almost a daily occurrence: therefore,

Resolved. That the committee on finance be and is hereby instructed to count the money and thoroughly examine the books and accounts of the State Treasurer, and report the true condition of the same to this House at their earliest convenience.

Which was adopted. Mr. Snow submitted the following resolution: WHEREAS the report of the Secretary of State shows expenditures in excess of what would seem to be necessary in the matter of printing, binding, and supplies of stationery : therefore, be it

Resolved. That the committee on printing be instructed to inquire into the method of making esti. maten as to the quantity of material, style of binding and the prices thereof, and as to the number of printed reports of the various State officers and commissioners, and journals, and other public documents of this House, where the same is not limited or specified by law, and report a bill to this House limiting expenditures and providing for greater economy, if such should be found necessary; and that the Secretary of State be required to furnish said committee all the information in his power, whereby the resolution may be carried into effect.

Which was adopted. Mr. Dubam submitted the following resolution : WHEREAs one Williams, á late convict in the State Penitentiary, recently came to a sudden and un. natural death, cansed, as currently reported, by improper treatment by the officers of said penitentiary. in wbose charge he was; and, whereas, there are, also, charges and reports that the discipline and punisbinents of the convicts in said penitentiary are unreasonably severe, and even cruel; therefore,

Resolved by the Horse of Representatires, the Senate concurring herein. That a select committee of five three from the House and two froin the Senate, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate, respectively, be appointed to thoroughly investigate and inquire in regard to the treatment and cause of death of said Williamıs, and in regard to the discipline and punishments of said convicts; and that said committee have power to visit said penitentiary and to send for persons, books and papers, and that it report to this General Assembly, with all convenient speed, the result of such investigation and inquiry.

Mr. Hopkius moved to refer the resolution to the committee on peni. tentiary; which was not agreed to.

Mr. Ferrier moved to amend the resolution by striking out the word suunatural;" which was not agreed to.

The question then being on adopting the resolution, it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Walker (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 688, for "An act to regulate the manner of crying the stations on passenger trains."

Which was referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Efner (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 689, for "An act to amend section 59 of an act entitled (an act to provide for the election and qualification of justices of the peace and constables and to provide for the jurisdiction and practice of justices of the peace in civil cases, and fix the duties of constables, and to repeal certain acts therein named,' approved April 1, 1872.

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Moore of Marshall, at 4:25 P. M., moved to adjourn ; which was not agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Thornton,
At 4:26 the House adjourned to 10 A. M. to-morrow.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1874.

The House met, pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Shaw.
The journal of yesterday was being read, when,

On motion of Mr. Sherman,
The further reading of the same was dispensed with.

On motion of Mr. Rountree, 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 courty; 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,' approved March 29, 1872," was taken up and read a third time.

Mr. Truitt moved to refer the bill to the committee on fees and salaries; which was not agreed to.

The bill and all amendments thereto having first been printed and an emergency being expressed in the body of the bill as a reason why the act should take effect prior to the first day of July next, and the question being, “ Shall this bill pass ?" it was decided in the affirmative, yeas 105, nays 20.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Anderson, Armstrong of Grundy, Ballow, Barkley, Bishop of McHenry, Bocock, Booth, Bradwell, Branson, Bryant, Bullard, Casey, Cassedy, Chambers, Cronkrite, Crosby, Davis, Dement, Dewey, Dolan, Dolton, Dresser, Dunham, Efner, Ferrier, Flanders, Freeland, Freeman, Gordon, Graham, Granger. Grant, Grey. Gridley. Griffith, Halpin, Hart, Hawes, Herrington, Herting, Hite of Madison, Hite of St. Clair. Hoiles, Hollenback, Hopkins. Inscore, Jaquess, Jackson, James, Jessup, Jones, Kase, Lane of Hancock, Lane of De Witt, Lewis, Lietze, Loomis, Mann, Marsh, Massie. McAdams, McDonald. Meacham. Mitchell. Moore of Adams, Moose, Monett, Mulvane, Neville, Newton, Nulton, Oakwood, Oberly, Peltzer, Plowman, Pyatt, Quinn, Race, Ramey, Ray, Rice, Rountree, Sawyer, Scanlan, Scott, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Soule, Stewart of Winnebago, Streetor, Taggart, Thomas, Truitt, Virden, Walker, Washburn, Wayman, Webber, Webster, Weinheimer, Westfall, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-105.

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