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cases, having bad the same under consideration, have directed that the resolution be referred back to the House, with the report that this committee deem it inexpedient to abolish the grand jury in all cases.

The question being upon the adoption of the report, it was decided in the affirmative, yeas 96, nays 25—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Armstrong of Grundy, Armstrong of LaSalle, Bishop of Edgar, Bishop of McHenry, Blakely, Bocock, Booth, Bradwell, Bryant, Bullard, Cassedy, Chambers, Condon, Connolly, Cronk rite, Darnell, Davis, Dement, Dewey, Dolton, Dresser, Dunham, Easley, Ferrier, Flanders, Freeland, Golden, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Grant, Gridley, Halpin, Hart, Harvey, Hawes, Hay, Henry, Her: rington, Hoiles, Hollenback, Hopkins, Inscore, Jaquess, Jackson, Jones, Kann, Lane of Hancock, Lane of De Witt, Lietze, Loomis, Marsh, Massie, McAdams, McDonald, McPherran, Meacham, Mit. chell. Moore of Marshall, Morrison, Nulton, Oakwood, Orendorff, Pentield, Pinnell, Plowman, Pol. lock, Ramey, Ray, Rice, Rountree, Savage, Sawyer, Scanlan, Senne, Shaw, Shumway, Suith, Snow, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Swan, Sylvester, Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Truitt, Walker, Washburn, Wayman, Webster, Westfall, Wicker, Wood, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-96.

Those voting in the negative are: Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Ballow, Casey, Collins, Cross, Dolan, Efner, Forth,

James, Jessup, Lemma, Moore of Adams, Moffit, Neville, Oberly, Peltzer, Race, Scott, Sheridan, Stroud, Webber, Weinheimer, Wick-25.

So the report was adopted.

Mr. Hay, from the committee on judiciary, submitted the following report : To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

The judiciary committee, to whom was referred a resolution concerning section 13, article 4 of the constitution, which resolution reads as follows:

Resolved, That the insertion of the proposed sections, as amended, at length in the bill proposing such amendment, is a sufficient compliance with such constitutional provision, without copying also the original section in said bill.

Having had the same under consideration, have directed that said resolution be reported back to the House, with an amendment, striking out the word "sufficient," and recommend that it pass as amended.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the resolution, as amended, was adopted.

Mr. Swan, from the committee on fees and salaries, reported back House bill, No. 119, for “An act to amend an act entitled an act to fix the salaries of State officers, of the judges of the circuit court 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 of cases; 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,” with the following amendments.

Amend section 1, House bill No. 119, as follows:

Strike out the words and third” in line seven of said section 1, and insert the word "and" before the word "second" in said line.

And also strike out the words “and fifty cents,” in the twelfth line of . said section ; also add after the word “dollars," in line eleven, the word “except in cases of judgment by coufession or default.”

Also strike out the word “six,” in line nineteen, and insert the word “five" in lieu thereof.

Also strike out the word "ten,” in line twenty-six, and insert the word (five."

And strike out the word “three, in the last line of said section one, and insert the words “two and one-half.” Which was read a first time, and ordered printed. A message from the Governor, by Mr. Pinkham.

STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

SPRINGFIELD, January 31, 1873. To the Honorable the General Assembly :

I have the honor to lay before the Senate and House of Representatives the third biennial report of the commissioners and architects of the new State House; and also the official statement of the State Entomologist of Illinois.

JOHN L. BEVERIDGE, By the Governor :

Governor. PHILO J. BEVERIDGE,

Private Secretary. Mr. Swan, from the committee on fees and salaries, submitted the following report:

The committee on fees and salaries, to which was referred the resolution relating to the pay of pages therein named, would respectfully report that having considered the same, recommend that each of the pages therein named be entitled to the sum of two dollars per day, for eight days each, to-wit:

1. Thomas Jewell, 8. Washington J. Penniman,
2. Willie Henry,

9. Henry Oppel,
3. James Kelly,

10. George Ferguson,
4. William E. Dennis, 11. Nory Bunn,
5. Arthur Cole,

12. Benjamin Walker,
6. Harry Gallagher, 13. John Nelson.

7. John Farley, The report of the committee was concurred in. Mr. Hay, from the committee on judiciary, submitted the following report: To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

The judiciary committee, to whom was referred House bill No. 40, concerning an act in regard to limitations, having had the same under consideration, have directed that the substitute hereunto annexed be reported back to the House, with the recommendation that it be passed.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the substitute for House bill No. 40 was adopted, and read a first time.

Mr. Hay, from the committee on revenue, to whom was referred House bill, No. 87, for "An act to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors within the State of Illinois," reported the same back with the recom. mendation that it be referred to the committee on miscellaneous subjects; which was not agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Carpenter, House bill No. 87, was referred to a special committee of thirteen, to be appointed by the Speaker.

Mr. Hay, from the committee on revenue, reported back a petition of citizens asking that the time for the collection of taxes be extended; which was laid on the table. Mr. Moffitt, from the committee on agriculture and horticulture, to

which was referred House bill, No. 67, for “An act to repeal an act entitled “an act to prohibit domestic animals from running at large in this State,' approved January 13, 1872,” reported the same back and recommended that it do not pass.

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

Mr. Jones, from the committee on contingent expenses, submitted the following report: TO THE HON. SHELBY M. CULLOM,

Speaker of the House of Representatives : The committee on contingent expenses, to whom was referred the resolution relating to the proposition of David Doe, to heat the Hall of the House of Representatives, office of the Secretary of State, etc., would respectfully beg leave to report and recommend that the resolution be laid upon the table.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the resolution was laid upon the table.

Mr. Jones, from the committee on contingent expenses, submitted the following report: TO THE HON. SHELBY M. CULLOM,

Speaker of the House of Representatives : The committee on contingent expenses, to whom was referred the resolution relating to furnishing rooms not yet properly furnished, etc., would respectfully beg leave to report and recommend that the resolution be adopted.

A. M. JONES,

Chm. Com. on Contingent Expenses. The report of the committee was concurred in, and the resolution was adopted.

Mr. Jones, from the committee on contingent expenses, submitted the following report: TO THE HON. SHELBY M. CULLOM,

Speaker of the House of Representatives : The committee on contingent expenses, to whom was referred the resolution relating to the doorkeeper furnishing desks and chairs, and locks and keys for desks, would respectfully beg leave to report and recommend that the resolution be adopted.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the resolution was adopted.

Mr. Jones, from the committee on contingent expenses, submitted the following report: TO THE HON. SHELBY M. CULLOM,

Speaker of the House of Representatives : The committee on contingent expenses, to whom was referred the resolution relating to majorities of committees employing clerks, etc., would respectfully beg leave to report and recommend that the resolution lie upon the table.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the resolution was laid on the table. The Speaker laid before the House the following reports : From Charles D. Hodges, judge of the first judicial circuit. From M. C. Crawford, judge of the third judicial circuit.

From Thomas F. Tipton, judge of the eighth judicial circuit. Which were referred to the committee on judicial department. To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the State of

Illinois : The undersigned, judge of the first judicial circuit of the State of Illinois, respectfully represents that he held court in the several counties comprising the first judicial circuit, the following number of days for the years 1871 and 1872 :

MORGAN COUNTY.

Days.

Jannary, special term, 1871.......
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November...
January, special term, 1872...
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November..

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Days.

GREENE COUNTY.
March term, 1871 ........................
September
March term, 1872....
May, special term, 1872...
September
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JERSEY COUNTY.
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All of which is respectfully submitted.

CHARLES D. HODGES.

JONESBORO, ILL., January 26, 1873. TO THE HON. SHELBY M. CULLOM,

Speaker of the House of Representatives : SIR: I, as judge of the third judicial circuit of the State of Illinois, beg leave to report, as requested by joint resolution, that I held court in the counties composing said circuit, as follows

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FOR THE YEAR 1871.

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Total .......... And that the time necessarily employed at Chambers was about fifteen days.

I beg leave further to report, that in the year 1872, I was engaged in holding court in the different counties composing said circuit, as follows:

FOR THE YEAR 1872. Perry county...

..................................22 days. Jackson county........................... Union county.... Total ...........

.........................119 " I was necessarily employed in Chambers in the year 1872,about 20 days.

The seventy-three days in Jackson county, in the year 1872, includes six days spent in the present month in finishing up the business of the November term, A. D. 1872. All of which is respectfully submitted.

M. C. CRAWFORD.

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To the General Assembly of the State of Illinois :

The judge of the circuit court of the eighth judicial circuit of the State of Illinois, would respectfully report that the circuit court of said circuit was held, in the year 1871:

139 days.

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174 days. 1872-In De Witt county.... 1872-In Logan county... Total in 1872. ...........

........................................ 294 " -Making the total number of days held in 1871, 235; in 1872, 294. •

In addition to the above, in the county of McLean the members of the bar, by consent of parties, tried a large number of causes—the court impanneling the jury, and sending the parties and the jury to another room for the trial of the case. All of which is respectfully submitted.

THOMAS F. TIPTON, Judge. The message from the Governor, relating to the report of the commissioners of the new State House, was taken up and referred to the committee on public buildings and grounds.

The message from the Governor, relating to the report of the State Entomologist, was taken up and referred to the committee on geological survey.

Mr. Armstrong of Grundy introduced House bill, No. 142, for "An act to amend an act entitled an act in relation to roads and bridges,' in force August 15, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Mr. Armstrong of La Salle introduced House bill, No. 143, for “An act to amend an act entitled an act to provide for the election of a recorder of deeds in counties having sixty thousand and more inhabitants, in force July 1, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on fees and salaries.

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