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Those voting in the negative are, Messrs. Alexander of Montgomery, Armstrong of LaSalle, Blakely. Carpenter, Crawford, Darnell, Ewing, Forth, Harvey, McGee, Middlecott, Moore of Marshall, Morrison, Oleson Pollock, Savage, Snow, Stewart of McLean, Thornton, Warner-20.

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

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

Leave of absence was granted to Messrs. Lomax and Kann.

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

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 Illi. nois, exclusive of the county of Cook.'"

Mr. Moore of Marshall, from the committee on enrolled bills, begs leave to report having laid before the Governor, on the 12th day of January, A, D, 1874, an enrolled 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 Illi. nois, exclusive of the county of Cook.”

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. 485, for “An act authorizing the board of county commissioners, elected in pursuance of article 10, section 6, of the constitution, to perform the powers and duties heretofore devolving upon the county courts in the transaction of county business, in counties not under township organization."

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

Mr. Lewis (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 690, for "An act to amend sections Nos. 169, 177, 178, 182, 185, 239, 241 and 247 of an act that came in force July 1, 1873, as relates to the assessment and collection of taxes of the year 1872, and the year thereafter.”

Which was referred to the committee on revenue.

Mr. Bishop of McHenry (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 691, for “An act to amend an act entitled an act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,' approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on county and township organi. zation.

By consent, Senate bill, No. 485, for “An act authorizing the board of county commissioners, elected in pursuance of article 10, section 6, of the constitution, to perform the powers and duties heretofore devolving upon the county courts in the transaction of county business, in counties not under township organization,"

Was taken up, read a first time, and referred to the committee on county and township organization.

House bills on second reading being in order,

House bill, No. 643, for “An act to revise the law in relation to injuries,” was read a second time.

Mr. Branson moved to amend the bill by striking ont section 2.
Mr. Walker submitted the following amendment to section 2:

Line 1, after the word “servant," insert the words -of a railroad company against said company," and strike out the words “against his emplover.”

Which was not adopted.

The question recurring on the motion to strike out section 2, it was decided in the negative. Mr. Jones submitted the following amendment:

Amend section 4, line 6: After the word “damages," insert “not ex- . ceeding ten thousand dollars.”

Mr. Armstrong of Grundy moved to refer the bill and amendments to the judiciary committee.

On motion of Mr. Orendorff,
At 12:15 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. Mr. Moore of Marsball, from the committee on enrolled and engrossed bills, begs leave to report that bills of the following titles have been correctly engrossed, on January 13, 1874:

House bill, No. 602, for “An act to revise the law in relation to the adoption of children.”

House bill, No. 605, for “An act to revise the law in relation to apprentices."

The House resumed the unfinished business of this morning, being the consideration of the motion to refer House bill, No. 643, for “An act to revise the law in relation to injuries," to the committee on judiciary.

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

The question being on the motion to refer the bill to the committee on judiciary, it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Alexander of Montgomery (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 692, for "An act to amend section 44 of an act entitled an act to fix the salaries of State officers ; of the Judges of the Circuit Couris 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-inChancery, Notaries Public, Commissioners, Arbitrators, Jurors, Witnesses, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all town officers; to pro. vide the mode of rendering their accounts, and to fix a penalty for exacting illegal fees,' approved March 29, 1872.”

Which was referred to the committee on fees and salaries.

Mr. Freeland (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 693, for “An act to revise the revenue law of 1871 and 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on revenue,

Mr. Plowman (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 694, for “An act to amend section 227 of an act entitled (an act for the assessment of property, and for the levy and collection of taxes,' approved March 30, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on revenue.

Mr. Savage (by consent) presented a petition from a number of citizens asking for a change in the revenue law; which was referred to the committee on revenue..

Mr. Neville (by consent) presented a petition of a number of citizens asking a change in the revenue law; which was referred to the committee on revenue.

Mr. Scott (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 695, for “An act concerning lost instruments."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Sawyer (by consent) presented a petition from a number of citizens asking a change in the revenue law; which was referred to the committee on revenue.

House bill, No. 644, for "An act to revise the law in relation to joint rights and obligations," Was read a second time and ordered engrossed for a third reading.

House bill, No. 645, for "An act to revise the law in relation to limi. ted partnerships," was read a second time. Mr. Oberly submitted the following amendment:

Amend section 9, by striking out of line 3, the words “to be designated by the clerk with whom such records shall be made," and insert in line 4, after the word "printed,” the words “of general circulation.” Mr. Massie submitted the following as a substitute for the amendment:

Strike out of line 3, section 9, the words after the word “designated," to the word “such," in the same line, and insert "by the partners."

Which was not adopted.

The question recurring upon the adoption of the amendment, it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Truitt submitted the following amendment:

Strike out of line 1, section 8, the words “no such partnerships shall be deemed to have been formed," and insert in lieu thereof “such partnership shall be deemed a general partnership.”

Which was not adopted.
Mr. Quinn submitted the following amendment:
Amend section 12 by striking out all after the word "county," in line 8.
Which was adopted.
Mr. Branson submitted the following amendment :

In section 9, line 4, after the word “or," insert “if no such newspaper
is published in such county, then."
Which was adopted.
The bill was then ordered engrossed for a third reading.
A message from the Governor, by Philo J. Beveridge, Private Sec’y:

STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

SPRINGFIELD, January 13, 1874. To the Honorable the General Assembly:

I have the honor to lay before the General Assembly the annual report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, for the year 1873.

JOHN L. BEVERIDGE, By the Governor :

'Governor. PHILO J. BEVERIDGE,

Private Secretary.

A message from the Governor, by Philo J. Beveridge, Private Sec'y :

Mr. Speaker: I am directed by the Governor to inform the House of Representatives that he has approved and signed a bill of the following title, viz:

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."

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

Mr. Dunham submitted the following amendment :

Section 5, line 2, strike out the words “a replication," and insert the words an answer.

Which was adopted.
The bill was then ordered engrossed for a third reading.
House bill, No. 647, for “An act to revise the law iu relation to names."
Was read a second time and ordered engrossed for a third reading.

House bill, No. 648, for “An act to revise the law in relation to notices,” was read a second time.

Mr. Connolly submitted the following amendment:
Amend section 5 so as to make it read as follows:

"9.5. When any notice is required by law or contract to be published in a newspaper (unless otherwise expressly provided in the contract), it shall be intended to be in a secular newspaper of general circulation, published in the city, town or county, or some paper specially authorized by law to publish legal notices." Which was adopted. The bill was then ordered engrossed for a third reading.

House bill, No. 649, for“An act to revise the law in relation to oaths and affirmations," was read a second time.

Mr. Quinn moved to amend by striking out section 5; which was agreed to, yeas 69, nays 53—the yeas and nays being demanded by five meinbers.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Armstrong of Grundy, Armstrong of LaSalle, Ballow, Bishop of McHenry, Blakely, Booth, Bradwell, Bryant, Casey, Carpenter, Cronkrite, Crosby, Darnell, Dement, Dolan, Dunham, Etner, Ferrior, Flanders, Fortb, Gordon, Graham, Grant, Grutfith, Halpin, Harvey, Herrington, Herting. Hite of St. Clair, Hoiles, Inscore, Jackson. James, Johnston, Kase, Lane of De Witt, Lietze, Mann, Marsh, Massie, McAdams, McDonald, McGee, McPherran, Meacham, Moose, Neville, Newton, Oberly, Orendorff, Peltzer, Plowman, Quinn, Roun: tree, Savage, Scanlan, Scott, Sherinan, Sinith, Streetor, Taygart, Thornton, Wayman, Webber, Webster, Weinheimer, Mr. Speaker-69.

Those voting in the negative are, Messrs. Bocock, Branson, Bullard, Cassedy, Chambers, Crawford, Davis, Dewey, Dresser, Ewing. Freeland, Freeman, Granger, Grey, Gridley, Hart, Hay, Hollenback, Hopkins, Jaquiegs, Jessup, Jones, Lane of Hancock. Middlecoff, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adanis, Morrison, Motfett. Mul. vane. Oakwood, Oleson, Pollock, Pyatt, Race, Ramey, Rice, Sawyer, Senne, Sheridan, Snow, Soule, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Stroud, Thomas, Truitt, Virden, Walker, Warner, Wash burn, Westfall, Wymore--53.

So the motion to amend was agreed to.
Mr. Waruer submitted the following amendment:

Amend section 3, by striking out all after the words “ever-living God.”

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

House bill, No. 650, for “An act to revise the law in relation to plats," was read a second time.

Mr. Walker submitted the following amendment:

Insert in line 10, section 1, after the word “-width,” the words and all county roads running through said addition or plat shall be deemed and held to be vacated on the recording of said plat."

On motion of Mr. Efner, The bill and amendment were referred to the committee on county and towuship organization.

House bill, No. 651, for “An act to revise the law in relation to promissory notes, bonds, due bills, and other instruments in writing,” was read a second time.

Mr. Ferrier submitted the following amendment:

Strike out of 6th line, section 1, the words and 10 per cent. damages in addition."

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

Amend section 2, in 6th line, by striking out the words and 5 per
cent. damages in addition."
Which was not adopted.
The bill was then ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Moore of Marshall, from the committee on enrolled and engrossed bills, begs leave to report that bills of the following titles have been correctly engrossed, on January 13, 1874:

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

House bill, No. 604, for “An act to revise the law in relation to amendments and jeofails."

On motion of Mr. Sherman, At 4:30 o'clock P. M., the House adjourned until 10 o'clock A. M. tomorrow.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1874.

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

On motion of Mr. Hawes,
The further reading of the same was dispensed with.
Mr. Hawes (by consent), from the committee on county and township
organization, submitted the following report:
To the Honorable the House of Representatives :

GENTLEMEN: Your committee on counties and township organization, to whom was referred House bill, No. 662, for "An act authorizing the the board of county commissioners, elected in pursuance of article 10, section 6 of the constitution, to exercise the powers and perform the duties heretofore devolving upon the county courts in the transaction of county business, in counties not under township organization," have had the same under consideration, and instructed me to report the same back to the House, and recommend the said bill be tabled.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill laid on the table.

Mr. Hawes, from the committee on county and township organization, submitted the following report:

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