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In pursuance of a previous order, the Speaker announced as the committee on rules, the following, viz:

Mr. Speaker and Messrs. Carpenter, Wood, Casey, Thomas, Lemma and Hildrup.

On motion of Mr. Carpenter,
At 12:50 o'clock P. M. the House adjourned to 2:30 o'clock P. M.

HALF-PAST TWO O'CLOCK P. M.

The House met, pursuant to adjournment.

On motion of Mr. Armstrong of La Salle, The Governor's message was taken up and laid upon the table, and two thousand copies of the same ordered printed.

Mr. Lietz proposed the following:

Resolved, That the Chair appoint a committee of three, who shall adopt such rules and measures by which the members of this House can select permanent seats.

Mr. Armstrong of Grundy proposed the following as a substitute for said resolution :

Resolved, That the Clerk of this House be instructed to prepare and place, in a box or hat, numbers from one to fifty-one, inclusive, and after causing the same to be thoroughly mixed, a Page draw said numbers, and that the Representatives from the district corresponding in number to the ticket or number drawn, select their seats.

Which was not agreed to.

Mr. Bullard then submitted the following as a substitute for the pending resolution :

Resolved, That immediately after the adoption of this resolution, the seits shall be vacated, and the Clerk of this House place in a box the name of each member, written or printed on a separate piece of paper, that he then proceed, in presence of the House, to draw from said box one of said slips of paper at a time, announcing the name of the member thereon, who shall then select his seat for the session.

Which was adopted.

By leave of the House, Mr. Loomis offered the following resolution, which was adopted :

Resolved, That inasmuch as Hon. Patrick Dolan, of White county, and William Wayman, of Cook county, suffer a disability by reason of deafness, they be allowed to choose any seat in this hall that they may desire, without the formality of drawing therefor.

On motion of Mr. Bradwell, it was Resolved, That until otherwise provided, the hour of meeting shall be ten o'clock in the forenoon.

On motion of Mr. Hildrup, it was. Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the two houses meet in joint session in the Hall of Representatives, on Friday, the 10th day of January. inst., at 11 o'clock,

he purpose of canvassing the returns of the election for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, Treasurer, and Attorney-General.

Ordered that the Clerk inform the Senate thereof and ask their concurrence therein.

A message from His Excellency, the Governor, by E. B. Harlan, Pri. vate Secretary :

Mr. Speaker: I am directed by the Governor to lay before the House of Representatives the Report of the Canal Commissioners and also the Biennial Report of the Secretary of State.

The names of the members were then drawn by lot, and each member, as his name was called, selected his seat for the session.

Mr. Mann, at 3:40 o'clock P. M., moved to adjourn to 11 o'clock A. M. to-morrow; which was not agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Armstrong of LaSalle, At 3:42 o'clock P. M. the House adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1873.

The House met, pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Pierce. The journal of yesterday was read. Mr. Cross offered the following: Resolved. That the Speaker be authorized to employ ten persons to serve as Pages of the House, and pot to exceed four persons to act as Police during the present session, unless sooner discharged.

Which was agreed to. Mr. Washburn submitted the following: Resolved, That the Secretary of State be instructed to have printed, for distribution by the House, five thousand copies of the Governor's message in the German language; two thousand copies in the Swedish language, and two thousand copies in the Norwegian language.

Mr. Thornton submitted the following as a substitute:

Resolved, That one thousand copies of the Governor's message be ordered printed in the German language, and that tho Secretary cause them to be placed on the desks of the mombers.

Which was not agreed to.

The question recurring upon the original resolution, it was agreed to. Mr. Rountree offered the following resolution and moved its adoption: Resolved, That when this House adjourn, it adjourn to ten o'clock, Monday morning, the 13th inst.

The question being upon the adoption of the resolution offered by Mr. Rountree, it was decided in the affirmative.

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, Bishop of McHenry, Booth, Bradwell, Branson, Bushnell, Carpenter, Chanibers, Connolly, Cross, Cullerton, Cullom, Davis, Dement, Dolan, Dolton, Efner, Ferrier, Flanders, Golden, Gordon, Grey, Gridley, Hawes, Herting. Hito of Madison, Hite of St. Clair, Hildrup, Hopkins, Insoore, Jackson, Jessup, Lane of Hancock, Lemma. Lomax, Mann, McGee, McLaughlin, McPherran, Middlecoff, Mitchell, Moore of Adams, Motlit, Mulvane, Neville, Oleson, Orendorff, Peltzer, Penfield, Plow. man, Quinn, Race, Ramey, Rogers, Rountree, Sawyer, Scanlan, Soott, Senne, Shaw, Sherman, Smith, Snow, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Stroud, Swan, Sylvester. Thomas, Truitt, Walker, Warner, Washburn, Wayman, Webber, Weinheimer, Wick, Wood–82.

Those voting in the negative are: Messrs. Ballow, Barkley, Bishop of Edgar, Blakely, Bocock, Bryant, Bullard, Casey, Cassedy, Collins, Darnell, Dewey, Dresser, Dunham, Easley, Forth, Freeland, Graham, Granger, Grant, Halpin, Hart, Harvey. Henry, Herrington, Hoiles, Hollenback, Jaquess, James, Jones, Lane of DeWitt, Lewis, Lietze, Loomis, Marsh, Massie, McAdams, McDonald, Meacham, Moore of Marshall, Moose, Morrison, Newton, Nulton, Oakwood, Oberly, Pinnell, Pollock, Rankin, Ray, Rice, Savage, Sheridan, Shumway, Soule, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Taggart, Thornton, Virden, Webster, Westfall, Wymore-63.

So the House resolved that when it adjourns, it stands adjourned until Monday, January 13, at ten o'clock.

Mr. Armstrong of LaSalle submitted the following proposition from Mr. A. L. Ide, with the accompanying resolution:

SPRINGFIELD, January 9, 1873. To the Honorable Speaker and House of Representatives :

1st. I propose to furnish engineer, fuel and oil, and take charge of the steam heating apparatus, keep the same in order, and warm and ventilate the Representatives Hall to the entire satisfaction of your honorable body, for seven ($7) dollars per day; or,

20. I will furnish two engineers and all fuel and oil, and run the apparatus during the entire night, which will enable it to warm the entire west side of State House, for eleven ($11) dollars per twenty-four hours.

A. L. IDE.

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Resolved, That the second proposition of Mr. Ide, to take charge of the heating and ventilating apparatus of the west side of the State House, per twenty-four hours, be accepted, and he be authorized to take charge of the same.

On motion of Mr. Armstrong of LaSalle, The resolution was adopted, and the second proposition of Mr. Ide was accepted.

Mr. Carpenter, from the committee on rules, submitted the following partial report, which was adopted :

The committee on rules have had the subjeot under consideration, and instruct me to report the following as one of the rules of the House, namely:

RULE — The following committees shall be appointed, with leave to report by bill or otherwise, to-wit:

1. Committee on Judiciary, to consist of seventeen meinbers.
2. Committee on Corporations, to consist of fifteen members.
3. Committee on Railroads, to consist of seventeen members.

4. Committee on Inland Commerce and Warehouses, to consist of fifteen members.

5. Committee on Judicial Department, to consist of twenty-five members.

6. Committee on Finance, to consist of fifteen members. 7. Committee on Mines and Mining, to consist of thirteen members. 8. Committee on Fees and Salaries, to consist of thirteen members. 9. Committee on Appropriations, to consist of fifteen members. 10. Committee on Penitentiary, to consist of fifteen members. 11. Committee on Municipal Affairs, to consist of fifteen members. 12. Committee on Education, to consist of fifteen members. 13. Committee on State Institutions, to consist of fifteen members. 14. Committee on Public Charities, to consist of thirteen members.

15. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, to consist of fifteen members.

16. Committee on Revenue, to consist of fifteen members.

17. Committee on Banks and Banking, to consist of thirteen members.

18. Committee on Counties and Township Organization, to consist of fifteen members.

19. Committee on Agriculture and Horticulture, to consist of fifteen members.

20. Committee on Manufactures, to consist of thirteen members.

21. Committee on Canal and River Improvements, to consist of fifteen members.

22. Committee on Elections, to consist of eleven members.

23. Committee on Equalization of Taxes, to consist of eleven members.

24. Committee on Insurance, to consist of thirteen members.
25. Committee on Federal Relations, to consist of nine members.
26. Committee on Claims, to consist of nine members.
27. Committee on Militia, to consist of eleven members.

28. Committee on Civil Service and Retrenchment, to consist of thirteen members.

29. Committee on Geological Survey, to consist of nine members. 30. Committee on Printing, to consist of eleven members.

31. Committee on Roads, Highways and Bridges, to consist of eleven members.

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32. Committee on Executive Department, to consist of nine members.

33. Committee on Drainage, to consist of nine members.

34. Committee on Contingent Expenses of the House, to consist of seven members.

35. Committee on Rules (consisting of the Speaker and six members) -seven members.

36. Committee on Miscellaneous Subjeets, to consist of seven members.

37. Committee on State and Public Library, to consist of seven members.

38. Committee on Enrolled and Engrossed Bills, to consist of five members. 39. Committee on Mileage, to consist of five members.

On motion of Mr. Dement, it was Resolved. That the Secretary of State be and he is hereby authorized and required to farnish all the stationery, blanks, blank books and other articles necessary for the use of the Clerk of this House, on his written order.

On motion of Mr. Davis, it was Resolved, That the Doorkeeper be and he is hereby authorized to furnish a sufficient number of desks and suitable chairs to accommodate all the members of the House.

On motion of Mr. Lane of Hancock, it was Resolved. That the Doorkeeper of this House be instructod to call on the Secretary of State, and that the Secretary be authorized to furnish said Doorkooper with such articles on his writton order, as said Doorkeeper may deem necessary for the use and convenience of this House.

On motion of Mr. Connolly, it was Resolved. That there be printed in pamphlot form, for the use of the members of this House, five hundred copies of the new Constitution of this State, togother with the Rules of the House and Senato, when adopted.

On motion of Mr. Sheridan, it was Resolved, That the Secretary of State be authorized to furnish to the Postmaster of this House such articles as he may need for the use of his office, upon his written application.

On motion of Mr. Thornton, At ten o'clock and forty minutes A. M., the House took a recess of fifteen minutes.

TEN FIFTY-FIVE O'CLOCK A. M.

The House was called to order.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Paddock :

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has concurred with them in the adoption of the following resolution, to-wit:

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the two houses meet in joint session in the Hall of Representatives, on Friday, the 10th day of January, inst., at 11 o'clock, A. M., for the purpose of canvassing the returns of the election for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Secretary of Stato, Auditor of Public Accounts, Treasurer, and Attorney-General.

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

On motion of Mr. Hollenback, it was Resolved, that the proper officer be and he is hereby instructed to procure suitable locks and keys for all the desks of this hall.

On motion of Mr. Cronkrite, it was Resolved, That the names of the State officers, members of the Senate and House be added to the pamphlets that were ordered for the use of the House.

On motion of Mr. Hildrup, it was Resolved, That the Clerk be directed to inform the Senate that the House is now ready to receive the Senate, in order to canvass the vote of State officers, as provided by the constitution.

The Senate, preceded by their President, entered the Hall of Representatives and took the seats arranged for them.

On motion of Mr. Mulvane,
A call of the joint session was ordered.

The roll of the House being called, the following members answered to their names:

Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Armstrong of Grundy, Arm. strong of LaSalle, Ballow, Barkley, Bishop of Edgar, Bishop of McHenry, Blakely, Bocock, Booth, Bradwell, Branson, Bryant, Bullard, Bushnell, Casey, Cassedy, Carpenter, Chambers, Collins, Connolly, Cronkrite, Cross, Cullerton, Darnell, Davis, Dement, Dewey, Dolan, Dolton, Dresser, Dunham, Easley, Efner, Flanders, Forth, Freeland, Golden, Graham, Granger, Grant, Grey, Gridley. Halpin, Harvey. Hawes, Hay, Herrington, Herting, Hite of Madison, Hito of St. Clair, iildrup, Hoiles, Hollenback, Hopkins, Inscore, Jaquess, Jackson, James, Jessnp. Johnston, Jones, Lane of Hancock, Lane of DeWitt Lemma. Lietze. Lomax, Loomis, Mann, Marsh, Massie, McAdams, McDonald, McGee. McPher. ran. Meacham, Middlecoff, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adams, Moose, Morrison, Moffit. Mulvane, Neville, Newton, Nulton, Oakwood, Oberly, Oleson, Orendorff, Penfield, Pinnell, Plowman, Pollock, Race, Ramey, Rogers, Rountree, Savage, Sawyer, Scott, Senne, Shaw, Sheridan, Sherman, Shumway, Smith, Snow, Soule, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Stroud, Swan, Sylvester, Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Truitt, Virden, Walker, Warner, Wayman, Webber, Webster Weinheimer, Westfall, Wick, Wood, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-134.

The roll of the Senate being called, the following members answered to their names:

Messrs. Archer, Baldwin, Brown, Burke, Burns, Canfield, Casey, Castle, Cummings, Cunningham, Cusey, Donahne, Dow, Early, Ferrell, Glenn, Green, Gundlach, Hampton, Henry, Hinchcliffe, Hundley, Jacobs, Kehoe, McGrath, Murphy, Nicholson, Palmer, Patterson, Reynolds, Sanford, Sheldon, Shepard Short, Starne, Steele, Strong, Thompson, Upton, Voris, Waite, Ware, Warren, Whiting, Wilcox, Williamson, Yager, Youngblood-48..

It appearing that a quorum of the two houses was present,

The Speaker of the House thereupon proceeded to open the returns and publish the votes given at the last general election in this State, for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, Treasurer, and Attorney General.

The returns having been duly opened and published, in the presence of a majority of the members of both houses, the Speaker announced the result of the canvass of the election for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, Treasurer, and Attorney General, as follows, to-wit: For Governor : Richard J. y received.

....................... 237,774 Gustavus Koerner received.. B. G. Wright received...............

Richard J. Oglesby, having received the highest number of votes cast for Governor, was declared duly elected Governor of the State of Illinois, for the term of four years. For Lieutenant-Governor : John L. Beveridge received..

................................. 25, 101 John C. Black received ..... Daniel S. Stort received ....

........... 2, 459 John L. Beveridge, having received the highest number of votes cast for Lieutenant-Governor, was declared elected Lieutenant-Governor of the State of Illinois, for the term of four years. For Secretary of State: George H. Harlow received..

241, 435 Edward Rummel received .

... 193 493 Ethan Sutton received .........

... 2, 372 George H. Harlow, having received the highest number of votes cast for Secretary of State, was declared duly elected Secretary of State of the State of Illinois, for the term of four years. For Anditor of Public Accounts: Charles E. Lippincott received.

. 241, 498 Daniel O'Hara received......

.. 192, 708 Cord H. Westerman received.

. 2, 459

*****.... 197, 048

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