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ing them to count the money and examine the books of the State Treasurer, would most respectfully report that the Treasurer is now, and was at the time of the passage of the resolution, in the city of New York on official business, and they would most respectfully ask the indul. gence of the House till his return, before reporting fully on said resolution.

J. A. CARPENTER, Chairman. On motion of Mr. Hopkins, The report of the committee was adopted.

House bill, No. 70, for "An act providing for the publication and distribution of the sixth volume of the reports of the State Geologist, and to fix the amount of his salary, and to provide for removing the State collection of geological specimens to the new State house," was taken up and laid on the table.

House bill, No. 107, for "An act to amend an act entitled (an act in regard to judgments and decrees, and the manner of enforcing the same by execution, and to provide for the redemption of real estate sold under execution or decree,!." was read a second time.

Mr. Rountree moved to strike out section 2; which was agreed to. Mr. Truitt moved to strike out the preamble; which was agreed to.

Mr. Quinn moved to strike out the word “drawed,” in section one, line seven, and insert the word “ drew;" which was agreed to. Mr. Plowman submitted the following amendinent :

Add to the end of section one the following: “Provided, no judgment shall draw more than ten per cent. interest."

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

Section one, line three, after the word “amended,” insert the words " to read.”

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

Strike out the title, and insert: For “An act to amend section seven of an act entitled “au act in regard to judgments and decrees, and the manner of enforcing the same by execution, and to provide for the redemption of real estate sold under execution or decree,' approved March 22, 1872."

Which was adopted. The bill was then ordered engrossed for a third reading. Mr. Dement moved to suspend the rules, and take up revision bills on third reading; which was not agreed to.

House bill, No. 113, for “An act for the erection of a chapel, dining room and school buildings for the Illinois Institution for the education of the Deaf and Dumb,"

Was taken up, and laid on the table..

House bill, No. 118, for “An act to regulate the interest on judgments and decrees,” Was taken up, and laid on the table.

House bill, No. 135, for "An act to regulate the rate of interest, and to repeal certain laws,” Was taken up, and laid on the table.

House bill, No. 138, for “An act to define contempts of court, and prescribe the punishment therefor,” was read a second time. Mr. Race moved to lay the bill on the table.

Which was not agreed to, yeas 42, nays 83—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Bryant, Bullard, Casey, Caspesser, Efner, Ewing, Ferrier, forme Johnston, Jones,

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Armstrong of LaSalle, Ballow, Crawford, I Darnell, Dement, Dewey, Dunham. Efner, Flan. ders, Freeland, Grey, Hay, Herrington, Hite of St. Clair, Hoiles, Hollenback, Inscore, Jaquess, Jack. son, Jessup, Lane of Hancock, Lane ot De Witt, Lietze, Marsh, Massie, McDonald, McPherran, Middlecoff, Moore of Marshall, Morrison, Mulvane, Oleson, Pollock, Pyatt, Race, Smith, Thornton, Walker, Webster, Wood, Wymore-42.

Those voting in the negative are,
Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Barkley, Blakely, Bocock,
Booth, Bradwell, Bryant, Bullard, Casey, Cassedy, Carpenter, Chambers, Collins, Cronkrite, Crosby.
Cullerton, Davis, Dolan, Dolton, Dresser Ewing, Ferrier, Forth, Freeman, Golden, Gordon, Graham.
Granver. Grant, Gridley, Griffith, Halpin, Hart, Herting. Hite of Madison, Hopkins, James, Johnston,
Jones, Mam, McAdams, McGee, Meacham, Moore of Adams, Moose, Moffett, Neville, Newton, Nul.
ton, Oakwood Oberly, Orendorff, Peltzer, Plowman, Quinn, Ramey. Ray, Rice, Rountree, Savage,
Scanlan, Scott, Senne, Shaw, Sheridan, Sherman, Snow, Soule, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart
of Mclean, Streetor, Taggart, Thomas, Truitt," Virden, Warner, Washburn, Wayman, Webber, Mr.
Speaker-83.

So the motion to lay the bill on the table was not agreed to.
Mr. Hopkins moved to strike out the enacting clause.

Which was not agreed to, yeas 49, nays 75—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Armstrong of Grundy. Armstrong of La Salle, Ballow. Bishop of McHenry, Crawford, Dar. nell. Dewey. Dunham, Flanders, Grey, Hay, Herrington, Hite of Madison, Hite of St. Clair. Hoiles. Hollenback, Hopkins, Inscore, Jaquess, Jackson, Jessup, Lane of Hancock, Lane of De Witt. Lietze, Marsh. Massie, McDonald, McPherran, Middlecoff, Moore of Marshall, Moose, Morrison, Mulvane. Oleson, Orendorff, Pollock, Pyatt, Race, Sawyer, Sheridan, Shumway, Smith, Thornton, Virden. Walker, Webster, Westfall, wood, Wymore-49.

Those voting in the negative are, Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Barkley, Blakely, Bocock, Booth. Bradwell, Bryant. Bullard, Casey. Cassedy, Carpenter, Chambers, Collins, Cronkrite, Crosby. Cullerton. Davis. Dement, Dolan, Dolton, Dresser, Efuer, Ewing, Ferrier, Forth, Freeman, Golden, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Grant, Gridley, Griffith, Halpin, Hart, Herting, James, Johnston, Jones, Manu. McAdams, McGee, Meacham, Moore of Adams, Moffett, Neville, Newton, Nulton, Peltzer. Quinn. Ramev. Ray, Rice, Rountree, Savage, Scanlan, Scott, Senne, Shaw, Sherman, Snow, Soule, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Taggart, Thomas, Truitt, Warner, Way. man, Webber, Mr. Speaker-75. So the motion was not agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Lane of Hancock, The further consideration of the bill was postponed until Wednesday, January 21, 1874, immediately after reading the journal.

By consent, Senate bill, No. 485, for “An act authorizing the board of county commissiouers, elected in pursuance of article 10, section 6 of the constitution, to perform the powers and duties heretofore devolv. ing upon the county courts in the transaction of county business, in counties not under township organization," on second reading, together with the following amendment:

Add to the bill an additional section, to be numbered 9:

“8 9. All acts heretofore doue by boards of county commissioners, which might have been done by county courts in counties in which the said courts have not continued to do the business of said counties, are hereby legalized.”

Which was reported by the committee on county and township organization, and the consideration of which was postponed until this afternoon, was taken up.

Mr. Jaquess submitted the following amendment to the amendment:

After the word “legalized," in the amendinent, add: "Provided, that this act shall not be construed as legalizing the acts of the county courts after the election of the county commissioners."

On motion of Mr. Hite of Madison,
The amendment to the amendment was laid on the table.

The question then being on adopting the amendment reported by the committee on county and township organization, it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Shumway entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which House bill, No. 135, for “An act to regulate the rate of interest and to repeal certain laws," was laid on the table.

Mr. Morrison, at 4:20 o'clock P. M., moved to adjourn to 10 o'clock A. M. to-morrow; which was not agreed to.

House bill, No. 160, for “An act relating to grades in cities and towns," was read a second time.

On motion of Mr. Starr,
The bill was referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

House bill, No. 188, for “An act to protect persons pledging personal property as collateral security for loans of money in the State of Illinois," was read a second time.

Mr. Ballow moved to strike out section 3; which was not agreed to.

Mr. Collins moved to strike out of section 3 the words 65 per cent.," and insert “3 per cent.;" which was not agreed to.

The bill was then ordered engrossed for a third reading. Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Lewis. Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Pinnell. Mr. Iloiles (by consent) offered the following: Resolved. That the committee on civil service and retrenchment be and is hereby requested to in quire into the expediency of abolishing the board of railroad and warehouse commissioners.

Which was adopted.

Mr. Walker (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 701, for --An act to repeal an act entitled "an act for the registry of electors and prevent fraudulent voting,' approved February 15, 1865.”

Which was read a first time.

Mr. Armstrong of La Salle moved to refer the bill to the committee on elections ; which was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Ferrier, At 4:45 o'clock P. M., the House adjourned to 10 o'clock A. M. tomorrow.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 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. Ballow, The further reading of the same was dispensed with. Mr. Peltzer (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 702, for “An act to amend an act entitled . an act to remedy the evils consequent upon the destruction of public records by fire or otherwise, passed ........, 1872.”

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary. Mr. Golden (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 703, for "An act to regulate the reporting and publishing of the opinions of the Supreme Court."

Wbich was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Halpin (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 704, for “An act to suppress newspaper advertising for divorce cases."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Halpin (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 705 for “An act to amend section six (6), seven (7), nine (9), twenty-four (24), twenty-six (26) and fifty-three (53), of article nine, of an act entitled can act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,' approved April 10, 1872." Which was referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

On motion of Mr. Barkley, Senate bill, No. 330, for “An act making an appropriation for buildings and other improvements for the State Reform School, and for the the purchase of stock," on third reading,

Was taken up and referred to the committee on penitentiary.

Mr. Truitt (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 706, for "An act in regard to pleadings and practice in courts of record, and to repeal certain sections of an act entitled an act in regard to practice in courts of record,' approved February 22, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on judicial department. Mr. Armstrong of Grundy moved to suspend the rules to receive the following resolution :

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the Illinois Central Railroad Company be and are bereby requested to furnish this House a statement of the workings of the act of this General Assembly known as the railroad law, approved May 2, 1873, as affecting said railroad.

Which was not agreed to. · Mr. Ferrier moved to reconsider the vote by which the resolution in relation to abolishing the board of railroad and warehouse commissioners, was adopted; which was not agreed to.

Mr. Streetor (by consent) submitted the following resolution : Resolved. That the Anditor be instructed to furnish this House with an itemized tabular statement. showing the equalized assessment for each county in the State, for the year 1872, and also the same statement for the year 1873, under the new law; and also the rate per cent. levied for State revenue purposes, for each year respectively. Which was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Moffett, The rules were suspended to receive the following resolution : WHEREAS the 12th section of the 11th article of the Constitution of this State contains the following: "And the General Assembly shall, from time to time, pass laws establishing reasonable maximum rates of charges for the transportation of passengers and freight on the different railroads in this State;" and whereas, it is the duty of members of the Legislature to comply with the mandatory provisions of the Constitution such as the foregoing, leaving it for the courts to pass upon the force and validity of the Constitution; therefore,

Resolved. That the committee on railroads be instructed to frame a bill and report to this House without unnecessary delay, to establish by law the rates of transportation for freight and passengers on the different railroads in this State fixed by the Railroad and Warehouse Commissioners, or some other rates, such law to be cumulative, and in nowise to repeal or affect the law passed by this Legislature at its first session, known as the substitute offered by the special committee of thirteen

Mr. Gordon submitted the following as a substitute for the resolution :

WHEREAS the members of this General Assembly, before entering npon their official duties, took D oath to support the Constitution of the State of Illinois; and, whereas, that Constitution expressly provides that the General Assembly shall, from time to time, pass laws establishing reasonable maxi. mum rates of charges for the transportation of passengers and freight on the different railroads of this State; therefore,

Resolved, That the committee on railroads is hereby instructed to report a bill in accordance with the foregoing constitutional provision.

Mr. Westfall submitted the following as an amendment to the substitute:

** And we further instruct said committee to provide in said bill for abolishing the board of railroad and warehouse commissionery, an expensive and useless incumbrance, and to leave out the provisions of the 3d section of the present law."

Mr. Collius moved to lay the amendment, substitute and resolution on the table; which was not agreed to, yeas 33, nays 98—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Anderson, Ballow, Bullard, Casey, Cassedy, Collins, Dement, Dolan, Dunham, Freeman, Golden. Grey, Hart, Henry, Hite of St. Clair, Hoiles, Inscore, James, Lane of Hancock, Lane of De

Witt, Leitze, Marsh, Massie, McPherran, Monse, Neville, Plowman, Pyatt, Sheridan, Shumway, Truitt, Walker, Weinheimer-33.

Those voting in the negative are, Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Armstrong of Grundy, Armstrong of LaSalle, Barkley. Bishop of McHenry, Blakely, Bocock, Booth, Bradwell, Branson, Bryant, Carpenter, Chambers, Crawford, Cronkrite, Crosby, Cullerton, Darnell, Davis, Dewey, Dolton, Efner, Ewing, Ferrier, Flanders Forth, Freeland, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Grant, Gridley Griffith, Hawes, Hay, Herrington, Herting. Hite of Madison, Hildrup, Hollenback. Hopkins, Jaquess, Jackson, Jessup, Johnston, Jones, Lomax, Loomis, Mann, McAdams, McGee, Meacham, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adams, Morrison. Moffett. Mulvane, Newton, Nilton. Oakwood, Oleson, Orendorfl, Peltzer, Pollock, Quinn, Race, Ramey, Ray, Rice, Rountree, Savage, Saw ver, Scanlan, Scott, Senne, Shaw, Sherman, Smith, Snow, Soule, Starr. Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Warner, Washburn, Waywan, Webber, Webster, Westfall, Wood, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-98.

So the motion to lay on the table was not agreed to.
A division of the question being ordered, and,

The first question being on the first part of the amendment, being the part in relation to abolishing the board of railroad and warehouse commissioners, it was decided in the negative, yeas 40, nays 91-the yeas and nays being demanded by tive members.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Alexander'of Crawford, Armstrong of Grundy, Ballow, Blakely, Booth, Casey, Carpenter, Darnell, Ferrier, Flanders, Forth, Gordon, Grey, Hay, Henry. Herrington, Herting. Hite of St. Clair, Hoiles, Hopkins, Jackson, Lape of De Witt. Lomax, Massie, McDonald, Moore of Marshall, Moose, Olesen, Quinn. Ronntree, Scanlan, Scott, Sherman, Starr, Walker, Washburn, Wayman, Webster, Weinheimer, Westfall-40.

Those voting in the negative are, Messrs. Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Armstrong of LaSalle, Barkley, Bocock, Bradwell, Branson, Bryant, Bullard, Cassedy Chambers, Collins, Crawford, Cronkrite, Crosby, Cullerton, Davis, Dement. Dewey, Dolan, Dolton Dunbam. Efner, Ewing. Freeland, Freeman, Golden, Graham, Granger, Grant, Gridley, Griffith, Hart, Hawes, Hite of Madison, Hildrup, Hollenback, Inscore, Jaquess, James, Jessnp. Johnston, Jones. Lane of Hancock, Lietze, Loomis, Mann, Marsh, McAdams, McGee, McPherran, Meacham, Mitchell, Moore of Adams, Morrison, Moffett, Mulvane, Neville, Newton, Nulton, Oak wood, Orendorff, Peltzer. Plowman, Pollock, Pyatt, Race, Rames, Ray, Rice, Savage, Sawyer, Senne, Shaw. Sheridan, Shumway. Smith, Snow, Soule, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Truitt, Warner, Webber, Wood, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-91.

So the first part of the amendment was not adopted.

The question then being on adopting the second part of the amendment, being the part in relation to leaving out the provisions of the third section of the present law, it was decided in the negative, yeas 25, nays 101—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Arinstrong of LaSalle, Ballow, Bradwell, Carpenter, Ferrier, Golden, Halpin, Hay, Henry, Herting. Hito of St. Clair, Iloiles, Hopkins, Lomax, Mann, Moore of Adams, Moose, Morrison, Oleson, Scanlan, Sherman, Washburn, Waynian, Weivheimer, Westfall--25.

Those roting in the negative are, Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Anilerson, Barkley. Blakely, Bocock, Booth, Brvant, Bullard, Casey, Cassed y. Chambers. Collins, Crawford, Cro: krite, Crosby, Cullerton, Darnell, Davis, Dement, Dewey, Dolau, Dolton, Dunham, Efner, Ewing. Flanders, Forth, Freeland, Freeman, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Grant, Grey, Gridley. Griffith, Hart, Hawes, Herrington, Hildrup. Hollenback, Ipscore, Jaquens, Jackson, James, Jessup, Johnston, Jones. Lane of Hancock, Lietze, Loomis, Marsh, Massie, McAdams, McDonald, McPherran, Meacham, Mitehell, Moore of Marshall, Moffett. Mulvane, Neville, Newton, Nulton, Oakwood, Orendorff, Peltzer, Plowman, Pollock, Pyatt. Quinn, Race, Ramey, Ray, Rice, Rountree, Savage, Sawyer, Scott, Senne, Shaw, Shumway, Smith, Snow, Soule, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Stroud, Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Truitt, Walker, Warner, Webber, Webster, Wood, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-101.

So the secoud part of the amendment was not adopted.

The question then being on the adoption of the substitute for the resolution, it was decided in the negative.

The question recurring on the adoption of the resolution, it was decided in the affirmative, yeas 89, nays 34—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, Barkley, Blakely, Bocock, Booth, Bryant, Casey, Cansedy, Carpenter, Chambers, Crawford, Cronkrite. Crosby, Darnell, Davis, Dewey, Dolan, Dolton, Efner, Ewing. Flanders, Forth, Freeland, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Grant, Gridley, Griffith, Halpin, Hart, Hawes, Herrington, Herting, Hollenback, Hopkins, Jaqness, Jackson, James, Johnston, Jones, Lietze, Loomis, Mann, Massie, McAdams, McGee, Meacham, Mitch

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