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

The question recurring on the adoption of the resolution, it was decided in the affirmative, yeas 83, nays 53—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Armstrong of Grundy, Arm. strong of LaSalle, Ballow, Bishop of Edgar, Bishop of McHenry, Blakely, Booth, Bradwell, Bryant, Bullard, Casey. Collins, Connolly, Cropkrite, Darnell, Davis, Dement, Dewey, Dolan, Dunham, Easley, Flanders, Forth, Freeman, Golden, Hart, Herrington, Hite of Madison, Hildrup. Hoiles, Hollenback, Hopkins, Jackson, James, Jessup, Johnston, Lane of De Witt, Lemma, Lewis, Lomax. Loomis, Marsh, Massie, McAdams, McPherran, Meacham, Middlecoff, Moose, Morrison, Moflit, Neville, Newton, Nulton, Oberls, Orendorff, Peltzer, Penfield, Pollock, Quinn, Ray, Rogers, Scott, Sheridan, Sherman, Shumway, Snow. Stewart of Winnebago, Streetor. Stroud, Sylvester, Taggart, Thornton, Truitt, Virden, Walker, Warner, Webber, Webster, Weinheimer, Wick-83.

Those voting in the negative are: Messrs. Barkley, Bocock, Branson, Cassedy, Carpenter, Chambers, Dolton, Freeland, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Grant, Gridley, Halpin, Harvey, Hay, Henry, Herting, Inscore, Jaquess, Jones, Kann, Lane of Hancock, Lietze, Mann, McGee, McLaughlin, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adams, Mulvane, Oleson, Pimnell, Plowman, Race, Ramey, Rankin, Rice, Savage, Sawyer, Scanlan, Senne, SbawSoule, Stewart of McLean, Swan, Thomas, Washburn, Wayman, Wicker, Wood, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-53.

So the resolution was agreed to.

Mr. Orendorff entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which the resolution submitted by Mr. Collins was adopted.

Leave of absence was granted to Messrs. Cross and Hawes. Mr. Swan moved to suspend the rules, in order to receive a report from the committee on fees and salaries; which was not agreed to.

Mr. Oberly moved to reconsider the vote by which the resolution in reference to the Federal Congress purchasing telegraph lines, submitted by him, was referred to the committee on federal relations.

Mr. Quinn moved to lay the motion of Mr. Orendorff, to reconsider the vote on the resolution submitted by Mr. Collins, on the table; which motion was not agreed to, yeas 63, nays 67—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Armstrong of Grundy, Armstrong of LaSalle. Ballow, Bishop of Edgar, Bishop of McHenry, Blakely, Booth, Bradwell, Branson, Bryant, Casey, Collins, Crop krite, Darnell, Davis, Dement. Dewey. Dolan. Dunham, Easley, Flanders. Forth. Freeman, Hart, Herrington, Hite of Madison, Hildrup, Iloiles, Hollenback, Jackson, James, Jessup. Lane of De Witt, Lemma, Lewis, Lomax, Loomis, McAdams, McPherran, Meacham, Middlecoff, Moose,

eltzer, Pollock, Quinn, Rogers, Scott, Sherman, Stewart of Winnebago, Stroud, Thornton, Virden, Walker, Webber, Webster, Weinheimer-63.

Those voting in the negative are: Messrs. Blakely, Bocock, Cassedy, Carpenter, Chambers, Connolly, Dolton, Freeland, Golden, Gordon, Grahain, Granger, Grant, Gridley, Halpin, Harvey, Hay, Henry. Herting, Hopkins, Inscore, Jaquess, Jobpston, Jones, Kann, Lane of Hancock, Lietze, Mann, Marsh, Massie, McGee, McLaughlin, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adams, Moflitt, Mulvane, Oakwood, Oleson, Orendorff, Penfield, Pinnell, Plowman, Race, Rainey, Rankin, Ray, Rountree, Savage, Sawyer, Senne, Sheridan, Snow, Soule, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Swan, Taggart, Thomas, Truitt, Warner, Washburn, Wayman, Wicker, Wood, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-67. So the motion of Mr. Quinn was not agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Swan, Mr. Orendorff's motion to reconsider the vote on the resolution of Mr. Collins, was made the special order for Tuesday next, at 10:30 o'clock A. M.

Mr. Loomis submitted the following: WHEREAS, it appears that five or more members of the different sessions of the Illinois General As. embly, covering a period of thirty years. have died in remains of said deceased members are interred in the old Hutchinson's) cemetery, where, by neglect, two of the graves of the deceased have been lost sight of, and it appearing evident that, by continued ne lect, others of these graves, now visible, are likely to fall into decay; therefore,

Resolred, That a special committee of five, to be appointed by the Speaker, be entrusted with this subject, and make such recommendations as they may deem proper in the premises.

Which was adopted.

Mr. Lemma submitted the following: WHEREAS, by the local laws of certain Eastern States, life insurance companies doing business in this State, and organized under the laws of such States, are prohibited from loaning their assets outside of the States under which they were organized; therefore, be it

Rexolred, That the committee on insurance are hereby instructed to prepare a bill, and report the same to this Honse, requiring all foreign insurance companies doing business in this State to invest in real estate securities, within this State, an amount equal to their re-ingarance reserve on all policies in force in this State.

On motion of Mr. Bradwell, The resolution was referred to the committee on insurance, without instruction.

Mr. Shumway submitted the following: WHEREAS, the cost of shipping produce from the West to the sea-board is now enormous, to such an extent that it works very great injustice to the producing interests of the State of Illinois; and where. as, the laws of this State, as they now exist, are powerless in fixing through rates to the eastern markets: therefore, be it

Resolved, That the committee on railroads are hereby respectfully requested to investigate the proposition to establish a commission in this State, whose dury it shall be to fix rates of tariff upon railroads, from every shipping point in the State of Illinois to every shipping point by line of railroad in the United States. And that said committee are hereby requested, if in their opinion it appears feasible, to report a bill for the establishing of such a commissijn.

Which was not adopted. Mr. Oakwood submitted the following: WHEREAS, there is often great delay in printing reports and other documents printed in pamphlet or book form; therefore, be it

Resolved,' That the cominittee on printing be requested to inquire into the cause of such delay; and also to inquire whether additional legislation is necessary to secure the prompt printing of such books, pamphlets and documents, and to report to this House by bill or otherwise.

Which was adopted. Mr. Walker submitted the following: WHERRAS, railroad property in many of the counties of the State is not assessed in proportion to the value of other property in said counties, but the same is assessed at a very low estimate, as compared with other property; and whereas, the State Board of Equalization deducted, in many counties, fifty per cent. from the assessed value of said roads, as the same was sworn to and returned to the assessors of said counties by the officers of said road, without deducting anything from other property; and whereas, many of said roads run rolling stock on their said roads not owned by the company, and not taxed either to the road or to the owners of said rolling stock; therefore, be it

Resolved. That the committee on revenue be instructed to so amend the revenne law, as to compel the railroad companies to pay taxes in proportion to the taxes paid by the citizens and other incorpo. rated companies of said State.

Which was referred to the committee on equalization of taxes.

The Speaker announced the following special committee on temperance :

Messrs. Carpenter, Stewart of McLean, Washburn, Mulvane, Stewart of Winnebago, Armstrong of LaSalle, Bradwell, Wood, Casey, Jaquess, Hite of St. Clair, Morrison, Lomax.

On motion of Mr. Jones, The rules were suspended, and the judiciary committee permitted to make a report.

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

The judiciary committee, to whom were referred House bills, Nos. 12, 55, 91 and 98, relating to the sale of intoxicating liquors, would respectfully ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the same, and that said bills be referred to the special committee on temperance.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and said bills were referred to the special committee on temperance.

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. 131, having had the same under consideration, have directed that the bill be

reported back to the House, recommending that it be referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill was referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Hay, from the committee on judiciary, to which was referred House bill, No. 122, for “An act to repeal so much of an act entitled an act to establish recorders' courts in the cities of LaSalle and Peru, approved February 19, A. D. 1859, as provides for the establishment of such court in the city of Pern, and the act amendatory thereof, approved February 18, A. D. 1861, so far as it applies to the recorder's court of the city of Peru, and for the disposal of cases pending in said court, and of the books, records and reports thereto belonging," reported the same back, and recommended that the bill be passed.

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

Mr. Rountree submitted the following: WHEREAS, the municipal anthorities of the city of Quincy, and Hon. J. W. Singleton, of Quincy, ex. tended to the committee of this House, appointed to attend the funeral ceremonies of Hon. N. Bush. nell, late a member of this House, the most distinguished, courteous and cordial reception and atten. tion; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the thanks of this House are hereby extended to the said municipal authorities and
Hon. J. W. Singleton, for their kind, courteous and distinguished consideration.
Which was adopted.

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

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1873.

The House met, pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Harnes.
The journal of yesterday was read.

The Speaker announced the following as the select committee on game and fish :

Messrs. Hopkins, Swan, Bocock, Granger, Marsh, Moose and McAdams.

The Speaker announced as a select committee to examine the graves of deceased members of the House buried in Hutchinson Cemetery, in pursuance of a resolution offered by Mr. Loomis, Messrs. Loomis, Starr, Hite of Madison, Lane of Hancock and Orendorff.

Mr. Mann presented a petition from a number of the citizens of the city of Aurora, asking that a law be enacted empowering city councils to provide for the relief of policemen and firemen injured in discharge of duties, and of widows and orphans, when such officers are killed; which was referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Hart presented petitions from a number of citizens of LaSalle county, asking that no change be made in the present temperance law; which was referred to the special committee on temperance.

Mr. Jaquess presented a petition from a number of citizens of Lebanou township, St. Clair county, asking that the present liquor law be not repealed or weakened in any way; which was referred to the special committee on temperance.

Mr. Virden presented a petition from a number of citizens of Virden and vicinity, asking that the present temperance law be not repealed or

in any way modified except to improve and render it more efficient; which was referred to the special committee on temperance.

On motion of Mr. Armstrong of LaSalle, it was Resolved, That the judiciary commmittee be and they are hereby instructed to inquire into the ex. pediency of proceeding with the revision of the Statutes of this State, and that they report by bill or otherwise, at their earliest convenience.

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 Senate bill No. 48, having had the same under consideration, have directed that the bill be reported back to the House, recommending the passage of the same.

The report of the committee was concurred in and the bill ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Swan, from the committee on fees and salaries, to which was referred House bill, No. 144, for 66 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 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,” reported the same back and recommended that it lie on the table.

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

Mr. Swan, from the committee on fees and salaries, to which was referred House bill, No. 178, for “An act to provide for the practice of law before justices of the peace," reported the saine back and recommended that it be laid on the table.

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

Mr. Swan, from the committee on fees and salaries, to which was referred House bill, No. 179, for “An act to provide for the qualification of district attorneys," reported the same back and recommended it do not pass.

On motion of Mr. Hopkins, The bill was referred to the committee on judiciary.' Mr. Darnell moved to suspend the rules, to enable him to present a resolution; which was not agreed to.

Leave of absence was granted to Messrs. Barclay, Streetor and Efner.

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 requiring the Secretary of State to furnish maps for judicial department, etc., would beg leave to respectfully report that the resolution be amended to read as follows:

Resolved. That the Secretary of State be and is hereby authorized and instructed to procure for the use of the committee on judicial department, on certificate of the chairman of said committee, five hundred skeleton maps and two large wall maps of the State of Illinois, showing the location and population of each county. And that the resolution, as amended, be adopted.

A. M. JONES,

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

Mr. Jones, from the committee on contingent expeuses, 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 instructing this committee to consider the subject of reporting the proceedings and debates of the House of Representatives, would respectfully beg leave to report the same back to the House, with the recommendation that it be laid upon the table.

A. M. JONES,

Chm. Com, on Contingent Expenses. The report of the committee was concurred in, and the resolution was laid on 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 proposition and resolution of Henry L. Siebert, for heating the hall of Representatives, etc., would beg leave to respectfully report, that whereas there has been several propositions before this House from different parties to do the same work for different prices, to-wit: Proposi. tion of A. L. Ide, for $11 for every twenty-four hours; proposition of H. L. Siebert, for $9, for every twenty-four hours; proposition of David Doe, for $6 for every twenty-four hours; and that said propositions have not been withdrawn, and that a further communication has been received by this committee (inclosed with this report) from David Doe, proposing to give bond and security for the performance of his contract; therefore, your committee would respectfully recommend that this proposition and resolution, with all other propositions and resolutions on the same subject, be inclosed and referred to the Secretary of State, and that he be authorized and instructed to let the contract for the heating of the Hall of Representatives and offices on the west side of the State House, to the lowest responsible bidder, the party to whom the contract shall be awarded to give sufficient bonds and security for the faithful performance of the same.

A. M. JONES,

Chim. Com. on Contingent Expenses. On motion of Mr. Hay, The report of the committee was laid on the table. The hour for the special order having arrived,

On motion of Mr. Plowman, The special order, House bill No. 56, relating to jurors' fees in coroners' inquests, was postponed until the regular order of business had been disposed of.

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