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Mr. Armstrong of LaSalle introduced House bill, No. 144, for "An act to amend an act approved March 29, 1872, 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; 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.”

Which was referred to the committee on fees and salaries.

Mr. Bocock introduced House bill, No. 145, for “An act to provide for transferring territory from one county to another.”

Which was referred to the committee on county and township organization.

Mr. Branson introduced Senate bill, No. 146, for "An act to authorize the granting, issuing and serving of writs of injunction on Sundays, in cases of emergency."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Collins introduced House bill, No. 147, for "An act to amend section forty-nine, of an act entitled 'an act in regard to roads and bridges, approved April 10, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on roads and highways.

Mr. Condon introduced House bill, No. 148, for “An act to subject the stock of corporations to attachment."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Condon introduced House bill, No. 149, for “An act to appropriate fifty thousand dollars to complete the Douglas monument at Chicago."

Which was referred to the committee on appropriations.

Mr. Dolton introduced House bill, No. 150, for "An act to amend section one hundred and ninety-two (192) of an act entitled (an act for the assessment of property, and for the levy and collection of taxes,' in force July 1, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on revenue.

Mr. Golden introduced House bill, No. 151, for “An act to divide the State of Illinois into judicial circuits."

Which was referred to the committee on judicial department.

Mr. Granger introduced House bill, No. 152, for "An act to amend 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. Halpin introduced House bill, No. 153, for "An act to authorize the assessment, levy and collection of municipal taxes, by incorporated cities, towns and villages.” Which was referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Inscore introduced House bill, No. 154, for "An act to amend section 27 of 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.”

Which was referred to the committee on fees and salaries.

Mr. Inscore introduced House bill, No. 155, for "An act to amend section twenty of (an act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,' in force July 1, 1872.”

Which was referred to the committee on fees and salaries.

Mr. Mann introduced House bill, No. 156, for “An act to provide for the construction of tram or wheel ways in public roads and streets, to facilitate travel and traffic with common wagons and vehicles."

Which was referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Marsh introduced House bill, No. 157, for "An act to repeal 'an act to increase the jurisdiction of county courts,' approved April 5, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary. Mr. Massie introduced House bill, No. 158, for “An act to establish the Illinois Inebriate Asylum, and to make appropriations therefor.”

Which was referred to the committee on public charities.

Mr. McAdams introduced House bill, No. 159, for “An act providing for the regulation of beggars and preventing imposters, by requiring them to take out license for begging.”

Which was referred to the committee on miscellaneous subjects.

Mr. Moore of Adains introduced House bill, No. 160, for "An act relating to grades in cities and towns."

Which was referred to the committee on roads and highways.

Mr. Moose introduced House bill, No. 161, for “An act to amend section fifty (50) of an act entitled (an act to establish and maintain a system of free schools.”

Which was referred to the committee on education.

Mr. Moose introduced House bill, No. 162, for “An act to regulate the practice of medicine in the State of Illinois."

Which was referred to the committee on miscellaneous subjects.

Mr. Neville introduced House bill, No. 163, for “An act to remove the non-resident deed records from Schuyler county to Springfield.”

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Peltzer introduced House bill, No. 164, for "An act to provide for the appointment of a board of medical examiners, and for the licensing of physicians, surgeons, midwives, druggists, and prescription drug clerks or pharmacests."

Which was referred to the committee on miscellaneous subjects.

Mr. Peltzer introduced House bill, No. 165, for “An act to provide for keeping the real estate records in the State properly indexed.”

Which was referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Pollock introduced House bill, No. 166, for “An act to authorize juries in civil cases and proceedings to render verdicts, when five-sixths of the panel shall concur therein."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Quinn introduced House bill, No. 167, for “An act to regulate practice in criminal cases."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Rogers introduced House bill, No. 168, for “An act to amend an act entitled 'an act to provide for annexing and excluding territory to

and from cities, towns and villages, and to unite cities, towns and villages,' approved April 10, 1872."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Rountree introduced House bill, No. 169, for “An act to amend section two (2) of an act entitled 'an act to authorize cities, incorporated towns and townships to establish and maintain free public libraries and reading rooms, approved March 17, 1872.”

Which was referred to the committee on education. Mr. Savage introduced House bill, No. 170, for "An act to protect life and property at railroad crossings."

Which was referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Stroud introduced House bill, No. 171, for “An act to organize the Illinois Horticultural Society.”

Which was referred to the committee on agriculture and horticulture.

Mr. Walker introduced House bill, No. 172, for "An act regulating the manner of applying for changes of venue by corporations."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Washburn introduced House bill, No. 173, for "An act to repeal an act entitled an act to provide against the evils resulting from the sale of intoxicating liquors in the State of Illinois,' approved January 13, 1872."

Which was referred to the special committee on temperance.

Mr. Wicker introduced House bill, No. 174, for “An act authorizing the board of canal commissioners to construct a dam and lock at or near Copperas creek, and to make an appropriation for such improvement."

Which was referred to the committee on canal and river improvements.

House bills on second reading being in order,

House bill, No. 56, for “An act to amend section 45 of (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,!"

Was taken up and read a second time.

Mr. Cullerton moved to amend said bill by striking out all after the word "provided," and inserting: “ That in counties of the third class the fee of each juror attending an inquest held over a dead body shall be twenty-five cents."

Mr. Wicker moved to refer the amendment to a select committee, consisting of the members from Cook county ; which was not agreed to.

The question being upon the amendment, it was not agreed to.
Mr. Bradwell offered the following amendment:

Strike out all after the word "treasurer," in the last line of the bill, and insert "upon the order of each juror.”

Mr. Scaplan moved to amend the amendment, so that the second line of section 45 will read “one dollar per day, payable. out of the county treasury and by the treasurer on certificate of the coroner."

On motion of Mr. Armstrong of Grundy, At 12 o'clock M. the House adjourned.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1872.

The House met, pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Bennett.
The Clerk proceedeıl to read the journal of yesterday, when,

On motion of Mr. Swan,
The further reading of the same was dispensed with.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Paddock.
Mr. Speaker: I ain directed to inform the House of Representatives
that the Senate has passed a bill of the following title, to-wit:

Senate bill, No. 48, for "An act to amend section seven of an act entitled 'an act to provide for the appointment, qualification and duties of notaries public, and certifying their official acts,' approved April 5, 1872."

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

Mr. Swan moved to reconsider the vote by which the report of the committee on judiciary, with reference to printing the Governor's message in other than the English language, was adopted.

Mr. Moore of Adams announced the death of the Hon. Nehemiah Bushnell, member of the House from Adams county, and submitted the following:

Resolved, That this House has learned with feelings of deep regret of the death of Hon. Nehemiah Bushnell, a most distinguished member hereof, at his residence in Quincy, on yesterday, and that it is fitting to express our high appreciation of bis character,

Resolced, That we recognize in his death the loss of one of the most eminent, able, and useful citizens of the State, combining in his character the exemplary citizen, the learned and profound lawyer. and the practical and wise legislator, and that we regard his death, at the entrance upon his important duties in this body, as a serious calamity to our State.

Resolved, That we tender to the family of the deceased the assurances of our deepest sympathy in their great bereavement.

Resolved, that the Speaker of this House appoint a committee, to consist of twenty-five members hereof, to attend the funeral obsequies of the deceased.

Resolved. That these resolutions be spread upon the journal of this House, an attested by the Speaker and Clerk, transmitteri to the family of the deceased.

Resolved, That as a mark of respect to the deceased, the members of this House wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty daye.

Resolved, That as a further mark of respect, upon the appointment of said committee, this House do adjourn.

Eulogies were pronounced upon the character of Mr. Bushnell, by the following members :

Messrs. Moore of Adams, Lane of Hancock, Leitze, Oberly, Hay, Armstrong of Grundy, Ballow and Rogers.

The resolutions submitted by Mr. Moore of Adams were unanimously adopted.

The Speaker announced the following members as the committee to attend the funeral of the deceased:

Messrs. Moore of Adams, Ballow, Hay, Armstrong of Grundy, Ronntree, Casey, Sheridan, Carpenter, Branson, Dunham, Golden, Hildrup, Hite of St. Clair, Hart, Lane of Hancock, Leitze, Sawyer, Shaw, Thom. as, Oberly, Sherman, Warner, Inscore, Connolly and Massie.

In pursuance of said resolutions, at eleven o'clock A. M. the House adjourned.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1873.

The House met, pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Harnes,
The Clerk proceeded to read the journal of Saturday last, when,

On motion of Mr. Truitt,
The further reading of the journal was dispensed with.
Unfinished business being in order,

The unfinished business for this morning, being the consideration of the report of the committee on fees and salaries, with reference to jurors' fees in coroner's inquests, was taken up, and,

On motion of Mr. Swan, The further consideration of said report was postponed and made the special order for next Wednesday, at 10:30 o'clock A. M.

Mr. Swan, from the committee on fees and salaries, to which was referred 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," reported the same back and recommended its passage.

The report of the committee was concurred in, the bill read a first time and ordered printed.

Mr. Swan, from the committee on fees and salaries, to which was referred House bill, No. 154, for “An act to amend section 27 of (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 inasters 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,'” reported the same back and recommended that the bill be laid on the table.

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

Mr. Dolton, at 10:15 A. M., moved to adjourn; which was not agreed to.

Mr. Swan, from the committee on fees and salaries, to which was referred House bill, No. 155, for "An act to amend section twenty of an act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,' in force July 1, 1872," reported the same back, and recommended that the bill be laid on the table.

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

Mr. Plowman, from the committee on public buildings and grounds, to which was referred House bill, No. 31, for "An act inaking an appropriation to continue the work on the new State House," reported the samne back, and recommended its passage.

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