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The House resumed the unfinished business of yesterday, being the consideration of the amendment to House bill, No. 550, for Ap act to amend section 3 of an act entitled tan act to provide for the management of the Illinois Penitentiary at Joliet,' approved June 16, 1871."

Mr. Race moved to lay the bill and amendment on the table; which was not agreed to, yeas 49, nays 82—the yeas and nays being demanded by tive members.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Anderson, Ballow, Blakely, Bocock, Branson, Bullard, Cassedy, Carpenter, Chambers, Craw. ford, Cronkrite, Ewing, Ferrier, Flanders, Freeland, Graham, Granger, Grant, Gridley, Hart, Hay, Hite of Madison, Hite of St. Clair, Jaquess, Johnston, Kase, Leitze, Lomax, Mann, Massie, Mitchell, Moffett, Mulvane, Pollock, Race, Ramey, Ray, Rice, Shumway, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Stroud, Taggart, Virden, Webster, Weinheimer, Westfall, Wymore_49.

Those voting in the negative are,
Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Armstrong of Grundy, Armstrong of
LaSalle, Barkley, Booth, Bradwell, Bryant, Casey, Collins, Cr
Dolan, Dolton, Dunham, Efner, Forth, Freeman, Golden, Gordon, Griffith, Halpin, Harvey, Henry,
Herrington, Herting. Hildrup, Hoiles, Hollenback, Hopkins, Inscore, Jaekson, James, Jessup, Jones,
Lane ot Hancock. Lane of De Witt. Loomis, Marsh, McAdams, McPherran, Meacham, Middlecott
Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adams, Moose, Morrison, Neville, Newton, Nulton, Oakwood, Oberly,
Oleson, Orendorte, Peltzer, Plowman, Pyatt, Quinn, Rountree, Savage, Scanlan, Scott, Senne, Shaw.
Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Snow, Soule, Streetor, Thomas, Thornton, Truitt, Walker, Warner, Wash-
burn, Webber, Wood, Mr. Speaker-82.
So the motion to lay on the table was not agreed to.

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

The question being on the adoption of the amendment, it was decided in the affirmative, yeas 74, nays 58—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Anderson, Armstrong of LaSalle, Ballow, Bocock, Bradwell, Branson, Bullard, Casseds, Carpenter, Chambers, Crawford, Crosby, Dement, Efner, Ewing, Freeland, Freeman, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Grant, Grey, Gridley, Hart, Hawes, Hay, Hite of Madison, Hite of St. Clair, Hildrup, Hopkins, Jaquess, Jessup, Johnston, Jones, Kase, Lane of Hancock, Lietze, Lomax, Mann, Massie. Me Gee, McPherran. Midálecott. Moore of Marshall, Moffett, Mulvane, Oakwood, Oleson, Orendorff, Plowman, Pollock, Pyatt, Race, Ramey, Ray, Rice, Senne, Shaw, Sherman, Shumway, Snow, Soule, Stew. art of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Stroud, Taggart, Thomas, Virden, Warner, Webber, Weinheimer, Westfall, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-74.

Those voting in the negative are,
Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Armstrong of Grundy, Barkley,
Blakely, Booth, Bryant, Casey, Collins, Cronkrite, Cullerton, Darnell, Dewey, Dolan, Dolton, Ferrier,
Flanders, Forth, Golden, Griffith, Halpin, Harvey, Henry, Herrington, Herting, Hoiles, Hollenback,
Inscore, Jackson, James, Lane of De Witt, Loomis, Marsh, McAdams, Meacham, Moore of Adams.
Moose, Morrison, Neville, Newtou, Nulton, Oberly, Peltzer, Quinn, Rountree, Savage, Scanlan, Scott.
Sheridan, Smith, Start, Streetor, Thornton, Truitt, Walker, Washburn, Webber, Wood-58.

So the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Moore of Marshall submitted the following amendment:

Amend by striking out the words “ three cominissioners," and insert "one commissioner." Strike out all after the words “ one chaplain," in the second line, to the words “ one physician” in line 6.

Mr. Starr moved to refer the bill and amendment to the committee on penitentiary.

Mr. Anderson moved to amend the motion by referring the bill and amendment to the committee ou elections ; which was not agreed to.

The question recurring on the motion to refer the bill and amendment to the committee on penitentiary, it was decided in the affirmative.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Paddock:

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has adopted the following resolution, to-wit:

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives conourring herein, That the Secretary of State be requested to send certified copies of Senate bill, No. 485, to the clerk of the county court of each county in this State not under township organization, at as early a day as practicable.

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

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. 316, for “An act to revise the law in relation to recorders."

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

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Ray: 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. 317, for "An act to revise the law in relation to the partition of real estate.”

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

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 enrolled, on January 16, 1874:

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,"

Mr. Moore of Marshall, from the joint committee on enrolled bills, begs leave to report having laid before the Governor, on the 16th day of January, A, D, 1874, an enrolled 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."

Mr. Rountree (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 717, for “An act to provide for the releasing of sureties upon the bonds of guardians and the settlement of guardians' accounts.”

Which was read a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

Mr. McAdams (by consent) introduced House bill, No. 718, for “An act to amend section one of an act entitled an act to revise and consolidate the several acts relating to the protection of game, and for the protection of deer, wild fowl and birds, and to repeal certain laws. " Which was referred to the committee on game and fish.

On motion of Mr. Anderson, The Senate resolution in relation to requesting the Secretary of State to send certified copies of Senate bill No. 485 to the clerk of the county court of each county, was taken up and concurred in.

Mr. Lane of Hancock (by conseut) submitted the following resolution : WHEREAS a volume purporting to be the Transactions of the department of agriculture of the State of Illinois for the year 1872 has been recently distributed to the members of this House: therefore,

Resolved, That the committee on printing be and are hereby instructed to inquire and report whether or not said volume has been printed at the expense of the State, and it so how much and what matter, if any, contained in said volume has been so printed without authority of law, and how much has been paid for the same.

Which was adopted.
House bills on second reading being in order,

House bill, No. 558, for "An act to provide for the payment of the claim of P. W. Harts," was read a second time.

Mr. Warner moved to strike out the enacting clause. .

On motion of Mr. Case, The motion to strike out the enacting clause was laid on the table. Mr. Mulvane moved to refer the bill to the committee on contingent expenses; which was agreed to.

House bill, No. 571, for “An act to enable district school organizations or other school organizations created by special or private laws, to discontinue sach organization and return to organization under the general school laws of the State," was taken up, and,

On motion of Mr. Thornton, The further consideration of the same was postponed and made the special order for Tuesday next, January 20th.

House bill, No. 579, for "An act to authorize and regulate the revival or commencement and prosecution of actions of trespass or trespass on the case, by and against the executors or administrators of deceased persons in certain cases, and to limit the time of so doing,"

Was taken up and laid on the table.

House bill, No. 587, for "An act locating, re-locating or vacating of highways partly within and partly without incorporated towns and cities," was taken up, and,

On motion of Mr. Armstrong of LaSalle,
Referred to the committee on county and township organization.

House bill, No. 591, for “An act requiring a uniform number of trustees for the management of the several charitable institutions of the State," was taken up, and,

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

House bill, No. 592, for “An act in regard to the acknowledgment of chattel mortgages by notaries public,” was read a second time, and,

On motion of Mr. Starr, Was laid on the table.

House bill, No. 593, for “An act to enable railroad companies of this
State to purchase connecting railroads in adjoining States," was read a
second time.
Mr. Starr moved to lay the bill on the table; which was not agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Armstrong of LaSalle,
The bill was referred to the committee on judiciary.

House bill. No. 594, for “An act to amend an act entitled (an act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,"

Was read a second time and ordered engrossed for a third reading. Mr. Hay, from the committee on judiciary, to which was referred House bili, No. 259, for “An act to simplify the forms of pleading,” reported the same back and recommended that it be referred to the committee on judicial department.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill referred to the committee on judicial department.

House bill, No. 596, for “An act to provide for the appointment of trustees and reorgavization of the Ilinois Agricultural College, at Iry. ington, and to make an appropriation therefor," was taken up, and.

On motion of Mr. Mulvane, Laid on the table.

House bill, No. 599, for “An act to provide for the distribution of the agricultural reports of this State,” was read a second time, and.

On motion of Mr. Crawford,
Was referred to the committee on agriculture.

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

TWO-THIRTY O'CLOCK P. M. ·

The House met, pursuant to adjournment.

House bill, No. 673, for "An act to amend section thirteen 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," was taken up, and,

Ou motion of Mr. Armstrong of LaSalle, • Laid on the table.

House bill, No. 700, for “An act to amend section forty-three (43) of an act entitled an act to establish anal maintain a system of free schools,' approved April 1, 1872," was taken up, and,

On motion of Mr. Armstrong of LaSalle, The further consideration of the same was postponed and made the special order for Tuesday next, Jannary 20th. House bills on third reading being in order,

On motion of Mr. Starr, Bills reported by the committee ou revision, which were on third reading, were taken up first.

House bill, No. 621. “An act to revise the law in relation to the construction of the statutes," was read a third time

The bill and all amendments thereto having first been printed, and the question being: “Shall this bill pass ?" it was decided in the affirmative, yeas 115, nays 0.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Arderson, Armstrong of Grundy, Armstrong of LaSalle, Ballow, Barkley, Blakely. Bocock, Booth, Bradwell, Brapsod, Bryant, Bullard, Casey, Cassedy, Carpenter, Chambers, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Cullerton, Darnell, Davis, Dement, Dewey, Dolau, Dolton, Efper, Ewing, Flandets. Forth, Freeland. Freeman, Gordon, Graham. Granger, Grant, Grey, Gridley. Haplin, Hart. Haves. Hay. Henry, Herting. Hite of St. Clair, Hildrup, Hoiles, Hollen. back. Hopkins. Inscore, Jackson, James, Johnston, Jones, Kase, Lane of Hancock, Lane of De Witt,

Maun. Marsh. McAdams, McDonald, McGee, McPherran, Meacham, Middlecofl. Mitebell. Moore of Marshall, Moose, Morrison, Moffett, Mulvane, Newton, Nulton, Oak. Wood, Oberly, Olexon, Orendtorti, Peltzer, Plowman, Pollock, Pyatt, Quinn, Race, Ramey, Rice, Roun. tree, Savage, Seanlan, Shaw, Shumway, Smith. Snow, Soule, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Stroud, Tagırart. Thomas, Thornton, Truitt, Virden, Walker, Warner, Washburn, Wayman, Webster, Westfall, Wicker, Wood. Wymore, Mr. Speaker-115.

So the bill 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.

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

The bill and all amendments thereto having first been printed, and the question being: Shall this bill pass ?! it was decided in the affirmative, yeas 113, nays 1.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, 'Alexander of Montgomery Anderson, Armstrong of LaSalle, Ballon. Barkley, Blakely, Bocock, Booth, Bradwell, Branson, Bryant, Bullard, Casey, Cassedy, Carpenter, Chambers, Collins, Crawford, Crosby, Cullerton, Darnell, Dement, Dewey, Dolan, Dolton, Efner, Ewing, Ferrier, Flanders, Forth, Freeland, Freeman, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Grant, Grey, Gridley, Griffith, Halpin, Hart, Hawes, Hav. Henry, Herting. Hite of St. Clair. Hildrup, Hoiles, Hollenback, Hopkins, Jackson, James, 'Johnston, Jones, Kase, Lane of DeWitt. Lietze, Lomax. Loomis, Mann, Marsh, McAdams, McGee, McPherran, Meacham, Middlecofl, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Moose, Morrison, Moffett, Mulvane, Newton, Multon, Oakwood, Oberly, Oleson, Orendortt, Peltzer, Pollock, Pyatt, Quinn, Race, Ramey, Rice, Rountree, Savage, Scanlan, Scott, Shaw, Shamway. Smith, Snow, Soule, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Streetor, Stroud, Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Truitt, Virden, Walker, Warner, Washburn, Wayman, Webster, Weinheimer, Westfall, Wood, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-113.

Mr. Inscore voted in the negative.

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.

House bill, No. 605, for “An act to revise the law in relation to apprentices,” was read a third time.

Mr. Scanlan moved to refer the bill to the committee on revision; which was not agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Inscore, The bill was referred to the committee on judiciary. 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. 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 count ycourts in the transaction of county business, in counties not under township organization.

House bill, No. 604, for "An act to revise the law in relation to amendments and jeofails," was read a third time.

The bill and all amendments thereto having first been printed, and the question being: “Shall this bill pass ?” it was decided in the affirmative, yeas'108, nays 2.

Those voting in the affirmative are, Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Armstrong of LaSalle, Ballow, Barkles. Blakely. Booth, Bradwell, Branson, Bryant, Bullard, Casey. Carpenter, Chambers, Collins, Crawford. Cronkrite. Crosby, Darnell, Dement, Dewey, Dolan, Dolton, Efner, Ewing. Ferrier Wanders Forth Eraaland Freeman Golden Gordon, Graham, Granger, Grant Grey. Gridley alin Ion Henry. Herting. Hite of St. Clair, Hildrup, Hniles, Hollenback, Hopkins, Jaquess, Jackson, James. Johnston. Jones. Kase, Lano of Hancock, Lietze, Lomax, Loomis, Mann. Marsh. McAdams MADH Megcbaum. Middlecofl. Mitchell. Moore of Marshall, Moose, Moffett, Mulvane. Neville Newton wood. Oberly. Oleson, Orendorff, Peltzer, Plowman, Pollock, Pyatt, Quinn, Race, Ramey, Rice. Rountree. Savage. Scanlan, Scott, Shaw, Shunway, Snow, Soule, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of

ornton Truitt. Virden, Walker, Warner, Washburn, Wayman, MoLean. Streetor, Stroud, Thomas, Thornton, Truitt, Virden Walker. Warner W. Webster, Weinheimer, Wood, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-108.

Messrs. Cullerton and Westfall voted in the negative.
So the bill 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.

House bill, No. 620, for "An act to revise the law in relation to the common law," was read a third time.

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