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A message from the Governor, by his Private Secretary:

STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

SPRINGFIELD, January 14, 1873. To the Honorable the General Assembly :

I have the honor to inform your honorable body that Major A. J. Pinkham, of Dixon, Lee county, has been appointed Private Secretary to the Governor, and to respectfully request he may be respected as such.

R. J. OGLESBY. Mr. Lewis introduced House bill, No. 26, for "An act to amend the revenue law."

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

Mr. Massie introduced House bill, No. 27, for “An act to amend an act entitled Drains and Levees.'"

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

Mr. McAdams introduced House bill, No. 28, for "An act limiting the amount of risk taken by insurance companies in towns and wards of cities in the State of Illinois."

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

Mr. McPherron introduced House bill, No. 29, for "An act to amend an aet entitled “an act concerning jurors, passed April 20, 1872, and to repeal certain sections therein named."

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

Mr. Oakwood introduced House bill, No. 30, for "An act to exempt the homestead from forced sale, and to provide for setting off the same, and to exempt certain personal property from attachment and sale on execution.”

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

Mr. Orendorff introduced House bill, No. 31, for "An act making an appropriation to continue the work on the New State House."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on public buildings and grounds.

Mr. Quinn introduced House bill, No. 32, for "An act to protect married women against the brutality of their husbands."

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

Mr. Ray introduced House bill, No. 33, for “An act to re-organize the Illinois State Horticultural Society."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on agriculture and horticulture.

On motion of Mr. Anderson,
At 12:05 P. M., the House adjourned to 2 o'clock P. M.

TWO O'CLOCK, P. M.

Mr. Rountree introduced House bill, No. 34, for "An act to amend section thirteen (13) of an act entitled an act in regard to elections, and to provide for filling vacancies in elective offices, approved April 3, 1872."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on judicial department.

Mr. Sheridan introduced House bill, No. 35, for "An act to amend section one hundred and sixty-nine (169) of an act entitled (an act for the assessment of property and for the levy of taxes,' in force July 1, 1872."

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

Mr. Snow introduced House bill, No. 36, for "An act regulating the manner of applying for pardons."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on executive department.

Mr. Thomas introduced House bill, No. 37, for "An act to enable certain villages in this State having commons derived from foreign grants, to sell and convey the same, and to protect the rights of the inhabitants of such villages in said lands and the proceeds thereof."

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

Mr. Truitt introduced House bill, No. 38, for "An act to regulate the publication of legal notices in newspapers."

Which was 'read a first time, and referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Walker introduced House bill, No. 39, for “An act to regulate the sale of drugs and articles of a poisonous nature."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on judi

ciary.

Mr. Washburn introduced House bill, No. 40, for “An act to amend section eighteen of an act entitled an act in regard to limitations, approved April 4, 1872.”

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

Mr. Washburn introduced House bill, No. 41, for "An act to provide for official seals for notaries public, and the manner of certifying their official acts."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on miscellaneous subjects.

Mr. Washburn introduced House bill, No. 42, for “An act to provide for official seals for justices of the peace, and for authentication of certain acts by them."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on miscellaneous subjects.

Mr. Wood introduced House bill, No. 43, for "An act to establish a district county court."

Which was read a first time, and referred to the committee on judicial department.

Mr. Casey, at 2:35 P. M., moved to adjourn; which was not agreed to. Mr. Swan introduced the following resolution : .. Resolved, That the Secretary of State be and he is hereby authorized and instructed to procure and furnish for the use of the several committees of this House, suitable rooms and such other materials as may be necessary for the transaction of the business of said committees, upon the requisition of the respective chairmen thereof, and to employ and assign janitors to take charge of the same.

On motion of Mr. Shaw, The resolution was referred to the committee on contingent expenses.

Mr. Bullard introduced House bill, No. 44, for "An act to carry out the provisions of an act entitled (an act to establish a board of railroad and warehouse commissioners, and prescribe their powers and duties, approved April 13, 1871."

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

On motion of Mr. McAdams, it was Resolved. That the committee on rules of the House be requosted to prepare and report a statement to this House, defining the duties of the various committees, and assigning the appropriate duties of each, and that the same be printed with the rules of the House.

On motion of Mr. Hay, The resolution offered by Mr. McAdams was referred to the committee on rules.

On motion of Mr. Halpin, it was Resolved, That the resolution authorizing the doorkeeper to procure everything necessary for the use and convenience of members be and is hereby repealed.

Mr. Hay offered the following:

Rule- All motions, resolutions or propositions involving expenditures of a contingent character, for the House, shall be referred, without debate, to the committee on contingent expenses for their report thereon, before final action is taken ; which was referred to the committee on rules.

The Speaker announced as the committee to consider the message of Governor Palmer, and report to the House a division and proper reference thereof, the following, viz:

Messrs. Johnston, Inscore, Hay, Stewart of McLean, Casey, Moore of Adams, and Loomis.

Mr. Quinn moved to take from the table the message of Governor Palmer, for the purpose of having the same read; which was decided in the affirmative, the yeas and nays being demanded by five members, as follows:

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Alexander of Montgomery, Armstrong of Grundy, Ballow, Bishop of Edgar, Bishop of McHenry, Blakely, Booth, Bryant, Casey, Collins, Connolly, Cronkrite, Darnell, Dolan, Dunham, Easley, Efner, Flanders, Forth, Freeman, Gordon, Gridley, Halpin, Harvey, Hay, Hite of Madison, Hite of St. Clair, Hoiles, Jaquess, James, Johnston, Jones. Kann, Lane of De Witt, Lewis, Loomis, Marsh, McAdams, McDonald, McLaughlin, McPherran, Meacham, Middlecoff, Moose, Morrison, Neville, Newton, Nulton, Oberly, Orendorff, Plowman, Quinn, Ramey, Rice, Rogers, Savage, Scanlan, Scott, Shaw, Sheridan, Sherman, Shumway, Smith, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Taggart, Thomas, Virden, Walker, W Tarner. Weinheimer

r, Wymore, Mr. Speaker.-75. Those voting in the negative are: Mesers. Anderson, Barkley, Bocock, Bradwell, Branson, Bullard, Bushnell, Cassedy, Carpenter, Chambers, Cross, Dement, Dewey, Ferrier, Freeland, Golden, Graham, Granger, Grant. Grey, Hart, Hawes, Herting. Hollenback, Hopkins, Insoore, Jackson, Lane of Hancock, Lietze, Lomax, Mann, Massie, McGee, Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adams, Moffit, Mulvane, Oakwood, Oleson, Penfield, Pollock, Race, Ray, Rountree, Sawyer, Senpe, Snow, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Swan, Sylvester, Truitt, Washburn, Wayman, Webster, Westfall, Wood_57.

Mr. Ray moved to adjourn; which motion was decided in the negative, the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Anderson, Bradwell, Bullard, Bushnell, Carpenter, Davis, Dement, Golden, Granger, Herting, Hopkins, Lane of Hancock, Lietze, Lomax, Mann, McGee, Oleson, Race, Ray, Sawyer, Senne, Truitt, Washburn, Wayman, Webster-25.

Those voting in the negative are :
Messrs. Alexander of Montgomery, Armstrong of Grundy, Ballow, Barkley, Bishop of Edgar, Bishop
of McHenry, Blakely, Bocock, Booth, Branson, Bryant, Casey, Cassedy, Chambers, Collins, Connolly,
Cronkrite, Cross, Darnell, Dewey, Dolan, Dunham, Easley, Efner, Flanders, Freeman, Grey, Gridley,
Halpin, Hart, Harvey, Hawes, Hay, Hite of Madison, Hite of St. Clair, Hoiles, Hollenback, Inscore,
Jaquess, Jackson, James, Johnston, Jones, Kann, Lane of DeWitt, Lewis, Loomis, Marsh, Massie,
McAdams, MoDonald. McLaughlin, McPherran, Meacham, Middlecoff, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall,
Moose, Morrison, Moffit, Mulvane, Neville, Newton, Nulton, Oakwood, Oberly, Orendorff, Penfield,
Plowman, Pollock, Quinn, Ramey, Rankin, Rice, Rogers, Rountree, Savage, Scanlan, Scott, Shaw,
Sheridan, Sherman, Shumway, Smith, Snow, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Streetor, Swan, Sylvester,
Thomas, Virden, Walker, Warner, Weinheimer, Westfall, Wick, Wicker, Wood, Wymore, Mr.
Speaker--101.

So the motion to adjourn was not agreed to.
The message of Governor Palmer was then read at large.
Mr. Mulvane offered the following:
WHERKAS, by law the Goveruor of this state is authorized to cause to be published not to exceed five

to the General Assembly; and whereas, the law further provides that all orders for printing, in addition to the foregoing, shall be made by joint resolution of the two houses; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the action, by resolution, already taken by this House, ordering the publication of the Governor's message, be and is hereby rescinded.

On motion of Mr. Rountree, The resolution was referred to the committee on judiciary. . Mr. Oleson offered the following resolution : Resolved, That the Secretary of State cause to be printed three thousand copies of the Governor's inaugural address in the German language; two thousand copies in the Danish Norwegian language ; and fifteen hundred copies in the Swedish language. Pending the consideration of which,

On motion of Mr: Wicker,
At 4:25 o'clock P. M., the House adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1873.

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

Unfinished business being in order, the resolution providing for the publication of the inaugural address of the Governor in the German, Swedish and Norwegian languages, was taken up.

The question being upon the adoption of the resolution,
Mr. Hopkins moved to lay it on the table.

The question being upon the motion of Mr. Hopkins, it was decided in the negative, the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Meesrs. Alexander of Montgomery, Ballow, Barkley, Bishop of Edgar, Bishop of McHenry, Brad. well, Branson, Bullard, Bushnell, Cassedy, Chambers, Connolly, Cronkrite, Cross, Davis, Dement, Dewey, Dresser, Dunham, Efner, Flanders, Freeland, Freeman, Gordon, Granger, Grey, Gridley, Hart, Hite of Madison, Hite of St. Clair, Hildrup, Hoiles, Hopkins, Inscore, Jaquess. Johnston, Lemma, Lewis, Lietze, Massie, McGee, Mitchell, Moore of Adains, Morrison, Newton, Nulton, Penfield, Pinnell, Plowman, Pollock, Ramey, Ray, Rice, Sawyer, Shaw, Sheridan, Shumway, Snow, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Sylvester, Virden, Walker, Wicker, Wymore-65.

Those voting in the negative are : Messrs. Anderson, Armstrong of Grundy, Blakely, Bocock, Booth, Bryant, Casey, Collins, Cullerton, Darnell, Dolan, Dolton, Ferrier, Forth, Graham, Grant, Halpin, Harvey, Hawes, Herting, Hollenback, Jackson, James, Jessup, Jones, Lane of Hancock, Lane of DeWitt, Lomax, Loomis, Marah, McAdams, McDonald, MoPherran, Meacham, Middlecoff, Moore of Marshall, Moose, Mulvane, Neville, Oakwood,

Oberly, Oleson, Orendorff, Quinn Rankin, Roger, Rountroo, Savage, Scanlan, Scott, Senno, Sherman, Streetor, Stroud, Swan, Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Warner, Washburn, Wayman, Webster, Weinheimer, Westfali, Wick, Wood, Mr. Speaker—67.

So the motion to lay the resolution on the table was not agreed to. Mr. Snow moved the previous question ; which was not agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Washburn, The resolution was referred to the committee on judiciary. Leave of absence, until Friday next, was granted to Mr. Webber. Mr. Jones, from the committee on contingent expenses, submitted the following report:

The committee on contingent expenses, to which was referred the resolution authorizing the Secretary of State to procure suitable committee rooms, etc., would beg leave to respectfully report against adopting the resolution.

A. M. JONES, CWm. The report of the committee was concurred in. • Mr. Carpenter, from the committee on rules, submitted the following report :

The special committee on rules would most respectfully report the following rules of the House of Representatives :

DUTIES OF THE SPEAKER. 1. He shall take the chair every day at precisely the hour to which the House shall have adjourned on the preceding day; shall immediately call the members to order; and on the appearance of a quorum, shall cause the journal of the preceding day to be read.

2. He shall preserve decorum and order; may speak to points of order in preference to other members, rising from his seat for that purpose; and shall decide questions of order, subject to an appeal to the House by any two members ; on which appeal no member shall speak more than once, unless by leave of the House.

3. He shall rise to put a question, but may state it sitting

4. Questions shall be distinctly put in this form, viz : “As many as are of the opinion that (as the case may be), say “Aye';" and after the affirmative voice is expressed, “As many as are of the contrary opinion, say No'.” If the Speaker doubt, or a division be called for, the House shall divide: those in the affirmative shall first rise from their seats, and afterwards those in the negative. If the Speaker still doubt, or a count be required, the Speaker shall name two members—one from each side-to tell the members in the affirmative; which being reported, he shall name two other members-one from each side-to tell those in the negative; which being also reported, he shall rise and state the decision of the House.

5. The Speaker shall examine and correct the journal before it is read. He shall have a general direction of the hall. He shall have the right to name any member to perform the duties of the whair; but such substitution shall not extend beyond one day after an adjournment.

6. All committees shall be appointed by the Speaker, unless otherwise specially directed by the House,

7. All acts, addresses and joint resolutions shall be signed by the Speaker; and all writs, warrants and subpænas, issued by order of the House, shall be under his hand and seal, and attested by the Clerk.

8. In case of any disturbance or disorderly conduct in the lobby or gallery, by the spectators, the Speaker or chairman of the committee of the whole house shall have power to order the lobby or gallery to be cleared.

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