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Mr. Graham, from the cominittee on revenue, to which was referred 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," reported the same back with the recommendation that it do not pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Mann, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred House bill, No. 105, for “An act to prevent fraudulent applications for policies of life insurance," reported the same back with the recommendation that it do not pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Inscore, from the committee on miscellaneous subjects, to which was referred certain petitions from a number of citizens of Viola, relating to the liquor law, reported the same back and recommended that they be referred to the special committee on temperance.

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

Mr. Inscore, from the committee on miscellaneous subjects, to which was referred House bill, No. 13, for "An act to provide for official seals of justices of the peace and for authentication of certain acts by them," reported the same back with the recommendation that it do not pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Inscore, from the committee on miscellaneous subjects, to which was referred House bill, No. 109, for “An act to confer upon boards of supervisors and boards of county commissioners the exclusive right to audit all claims, accounts and demands chargeable by law against each of their respective counties, and to repeal section two (2) of an act entitled 'an act to authorize the city of Macomb to elect supervisors and other officers,” reported the same back and recommended that the bill do not pass, and submitted a substitute therefor, and recommended its passage.

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

Mr. Inscore, from the committee on miscellaneous subjects, to which was referred House bill, No. 41, for "An act to provide for official seals for notar ies public and the manner of certifying their official acts," reported the same back and recommended that the bill be passed.

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

Mr. Bradwell moved that the bill be rejected; which was not agreed to.

Mr. Mann moved to refer the bill to the committee on judiciary; which was not agreed to.

Mr. Armstrong of Grundy introduced House bill, No. 223, for “An act to amend sections 48 and 80 of the act entitled (an act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,' in force July 1, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on education. Mr. Bullard introduced House bill, No. 224, for “An act to authorize commissioners of highways to build and keep in repair bridges within the limits of incorporated villages."

Which was referred to the committee on roads, highways and bridges.

Mr. Henry introduced House bill, No. 225, for "An act concerning dogs."

Which was referred to the committee on agriculture and horticulture. Mr. Dolton introduced House bill, No. 226, for “An act in relation to the board of county commissioners of Cook county."

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

Mr. Easley introduced House bill, No 227, for “An act to amend section twelve and section fourteen of an act entitled an act to provide for the removal of county seats,' approved March 15, 1872."

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

Mr. Freeman introduced House bill, No. 228, for “An act in regard to fencing railroads and to secure the safety of persons and property in the making up of trains and the management and running of cars."

Which was referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Hite of St. Clair introduced House bill, No. 229, for "An act to amend section 18 of article 11 of an act entitled “an act for the incorporation of cities and villages,' approved April 10, 1872.”

Which was referred to the committee on municipal affairs. Mr. Moore of Adams introduced House bill, No. 230, for "An act relating to jurors." Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Mulvane introduced House bill, No. 231, for "An act to limit and determine the time for which counties, cities, townships, towns and precincts, in this State, shall be liable and holden to issue aid for the building of any railroad, in pursuance of any vote taken in conformity to the laws of this State."

Which was referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Oleson introduced House bill, No. 232, for “An act to abolish distress for rent."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Sawyer introduced House bill, No. 233, 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. Sherman introduced House bill, No. 234, for “An act for the protection of game and fish."

Which was referred to the special committee on game and fish. Mr. Smith introduced House bill, No. 235, for "An act to regulate the publication of legal notices."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary. Mr. Starr introduced House bill, No. 236, for “An act to amend section one (1), chapter one hundred and five (105), entitled “Venue."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Starr introduced House bill, No. 237, for "An act to provide for the payment of the expenses of criminal prosecutions."

Which was referred to the committee on fees and salaries.

Mr. Truitt introduced House bill, No. 238, for “An act to amend an act entitled 'an act in regard to limitations, and to further regulate the limitation of personal actions." Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

A message from the Governor, by Mr. Pinkham, laying before the House the following reports:

Of the Inspector of Mines, of LaSalle county.
Of the Inspector of Mines, of Madison county.

Of the Inspectors of Mines, of the counties of Menard, Randolph, Jackson, Rock Island, St. Clair and McLean.

All of which were referred to the committee on mines and mining. 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. 27, for “An act to amend section 18 of 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."

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

On motion of Mr. Stroud,
At 12:05 o'clock P. M., the House adjourned.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1873.

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

On motion of Mr. Walker,
The further reading of the same was dispensed with.

The Speaker announced the following as the select committee to in. vestigate the conduct of Mr. Rummel, late Secretary of State, in regard to copying public documents:

Messrs. Savage, Gordon, Pollock, Peltzer and Alexander of Montgomery.

House bill, No. 40, for “Au act to amend section eighteen of an act entitled “an act in regard to limitations,' approved April 4, 1872," Was taken up, read a second time, and,

On motion of Mr. Dunham,
The bill was recommitted to the committee on judiciary.

House bill, No. 119, for "An act to amend 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 tix a penalty for exacting illegal fees," was taken up, and recommitted to the committee on judiciary.

House bill, No. 31, for "An act making an appropriation to continue the work on the new State House,” Was taken up, and,

On motion of Mr. Ray,
The bill was referred to the committee on appropriations.

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 more than sixty thousand and more inhabitants,' in force July 1, 1872," Was taken up, read a second time, and,

On motion of Mr. Armstrong of LaSalle,
The bill was recommitted to the committee on fees and salaries.

Senate bill, No. 27, for “An act to amend section 18 of an act, approved March 22, 1872, 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 taken up, read a first time, and referred to the committee on judiciary.

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," Was taken up, read a second time, and,

On motion of Mr. Jones, The consideration of the bill was postponed and made the special order for next Thursday, immediately after the reading of the journal.

Mr. Sherman submitted the following: WHEREAS it is a recognized fact that in cities of one hundred thousand inhabitants and upwards, a multitude of inde pendent boards of commissioners of the different departments of city government are provocative of jealousies and discord, and tend to retard the executive of such cities in the discharge of his duties, and the preservation of public order and good government; therefore, be it

Resolred by the House of Representatives, That the committee on municipal affairs be and they are hereby instructed to prepare a bill for an act to abolish all boards and commissions now recognized by law, in cities of one hundred thousand inhabitants and upwards, excepting the boards of education in said cities, and also to provide for the appointment by the mayors of such cities, subject to the approval by the common councils of such cities, of a chief or superintendent of each of the boards or com. missioners so abolished, in lieu and in place of the boards and commissions so abolished and vacated, and that the chiefs or superintendents of such boards and commissions shall be under the mayor, with fall power given to the mayor to remove and discharge such chiefs or superintendente, subject only to the approval and concurrence of the common council of such cities. That said chiefs or superintend. ents shall constitute an advisory board with whom the mayor shall counsel and advise. Also, in the act proposed by this resolution, the committee shall fix the powers and define the duties of the chiefs or superintendents of the boards and commissions as aforesaid. The committee to report a bill to this House at as early a day as practicable.

Mr. Sherman moved that the resolution be made the special order for next Wednesday, immediately after reading the journal, in connection with the other special order for that hour.

Mr. Cullerton moved to refer the resolution to the committee on municipal affairs; which was not agreed to.

The question recurring on the motion to postpone the resolution and make it the special order for next Wednesday, it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Mann submitted the following resolutions : Resolved, That the corresponding secretary of this society cause to be printed five hundred copies of all resolutions passed at this session, referring to legislative action, and that he forward copies to each member of the society, with the request that they orward the same to their Senators and Representa tives, urging their attention to the same.

RE-ORGANIZING STATE BOARD OF HORTICULTURE. Resolved, That the bill unanimously agreed upon, for the re-organization of the State Horticultural Society, by the committee of conference of this society, together with the executive committee of the State Horticultural Society, be printed, with the signature of each member of the conference, and that a copy be sent to each officer of the State Horticultural Society, Northern Illinois Horticultural Soci. ety, members of the State Agricultural Board, and each member of our State Legislature.

Conference Committee of Northern Illinois Horticultural Society: Captain E. H. Beebe, D. C. Scofield, S. J. Davis, Jonathan Perriam, A. L. Cummings.

INDUSTRIAL UNIVERSITY. Resolved. That we deem it highly desirable that the number of trustees of the Industrial University be limited to one from each congressional district, and that they be elected by the people.

EXPERIMENTAL STATIONS. Resolved, That the Northern Illinois Horticultural Society, believing that the interests of agriculture and horticulture deserve every assistance and encouragement from the governing power, and recog. nizing the immense value to general science as well as valuable assistance rendered to the productive interests by the investigations of the European experimental stations, we earnestly ask the Legislature of Illinois to consider the propriety of establishing three or more experiment stations in different parts of the State. to be devoted to investigations into scientific subjects connected with agriculture and horticulture, and to be connected with the Illinois Industrial University.

FRUITS BY WEIGHT.
Resolved, That it is the sense of this meeting that all fruits should be sold by weight.

STATE ENTOMOLOGIST. WHEREAS under the present Constitution of this State, it becomes necessary, in order to continue the office of State Entomologist, that an express appropriation shall be made for that purpose; and whereas, we believe that this office is of great importance and benefit to the agricultural and horticul. tural interests of the State ; therefore,

Resolved, That the Northern Illinois Horticultural Society earnestly request the General Assembly to make such appropriation as may be necessary to maintain said oftice.

TAXING NURSERY STOCK. WHEREAS the last Legislature passed an act taxing all nursery stock, which are growing crops, as

f the soil; and whereas, the law discriminates unjustly against this class of productions; therefore,

Resolved, That it is the sense of this society that the law ought to be repealed, and that we will use all just influence to bring about that result; and that a copy of these resolutions be presented to the members of the Legislature for immediate action thereon.

STATE AID TO FOREST CULTURE. WHEREAS, the continued destruction of the great forests of the country is constantly causing a greater and greater appreciation in price of all the more valuable kinds of lumber, and feeling, as we do, the necessity of some general law to encourage tree planting, for its various economical uses and influences; therefore,

ResolvedThat we respectfully urge upon the Legislature of this State the speedy passage of an act to foster this great necessity of the whole prairie region. Committee in charge: L. Ellsworth, Arthur Bryant, M. L. Dunlap. Which were referred to the committee on agriculture and horticulture.

On motion of Mr. Lane of Hancock, it was Resolved, That the committee on the state and public libraries be instructed to examine as to what means, if any, are practicable for furnishing reports of the decisions of the supreme court of this State with greater promptness, and at less expense to the State and legal profession, than they are now fur nished, and that they report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Scott submitted the following:
Rosolved, That the House will receive no bills from and after March 1st, next.

On motion of Mr. Anderson,
The resolution was laid on the table.
Mr. Carpenter submitted the following:
Resolved, That the following new rule be adopted: "Rule 66. Resolutions shall only be in order on
Mondays of each week, and the time occupied by the introduction of resolutions shall not exceed one
hour each day."

Which was referred to the committee on rules. Mr. Loomis submitted the following: Resolved, That the committee on rules be instructed to report, speedily, an additional rule of this Honse, prohibiting the introduction of more than ten resolutions on any one day, and that the names of members be called alphabetically for the introduction of such resolutions.

Which was not adopted. Mr. Neville submitted the following: Resolved, That the committee on judicial department be instructed to form the judicial circuits of this State of eounties as nearly equal as possible, so that the population of one county may not be greater than that of all the othe united with it in the same circuit.

Which was not adopted. Mr. Lemma submitted the following: WHEREAS, the State Board of Equalization, in the year 1867, raised the assessed value of property in Cook county twenty-four per centum ; and whereas, the county clerk of said county refused to extend upon the tax books thereof such increased valuation; and whereas, by reason of such refusal the county of Cook was relieved of the payment of State taxes, to the amount of one hundred and twenty. nine thousand and twenty-four dollars and twenty-three cents, which is now due and payable to the State; therefore,

Resolved. That the committee on judiciary be and they are hereby instructed to prepare and report to this Houso, a bill that will give the Auditor of Public Accounts all needful power and anthority to enforce against the said county of Cook the payment of said delinquency.

Which was adopted.

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