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in respectful language against any act or resolution which they shall think injurious to the public or any individual, and have the reasons of their dissent entered upon the journal.

60. No member shall absent himself from the service of the House, unless he have leave, or be sick, or unable to attend. Any fifteen members shall be authorized to compel the attendance of absent members.

61. The hour at which every motion to adjourn is made, shall be entered on the journal.

62. Ten o'clock in the morning shall be the standing hour of adjourument, unless otherwise ordered.

63. A motion to adjourn shall always be in order, and shall be decided without debate.

64. No persons, other than members and officers of the House, members and officers of the Senate, the Governor and State officers and their secretaries, ex-State officers, the judges of the supreme court, ex-inem bers of Congress and members of Congress elect, members of the last constitutional convention of this State, and the reporters of the press shall be entitled to remain upon the floor of this Ilouse, without special permission.

65. No rule shall be dispensed with, unless by the concurrence of two-thirds of the members present, except as otherwise provided for; nor shall any rule be rescinded or changed without one day's notice being given of the motion thereof, but a new rule not in conflict with existing rules may be added, after such notice, by a majority vote.

J. A. CARPENTER. The report of the committee was concurred in.

On motion of Mr. Bushuell, Mr. Jackson was allowed to place a seat bearer to the Speaker's desk, to be occupied by him during the session.

Mr. Alexander of Crawford introduced House bill, No. 45, for "An act relating to docket fees.”

Which was referred to the committee on fees and salaries. Mr. Anderson introduced House bill, No. 46, for “An act to regulate the practice of medicine in the State of Illinois.”

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Lomax moved to read House bill No. 46; which was not agreed to.

Mr. Arinstrong of Grundy introduced House bill, No. 47, for “An act to establish a uniform system for testing and correcting warehouse, cattle, coal and all other platform scales used in weighing heavy articles."

Which was referred to the cominittee on inland cominerce. Mr. Bishop of Edgar introduced House bill, No. 48, for “An act to prevent and punish corruption at elections and nominating convontions."

Which was referred to the committee on elections. .

Mr. Bradwell introduced House bill, No. 49, for “An act to amend an act entitled an act for the assessment of property, and for the levy and collection of taxes.'"

Which was referred to the committee on revenue. Mr. Cullertou introduced House bill, No. 50, for "An act in relation to the sale of casks, barrels, kegs, boxes and bottles used by the manufacturers of ale, porter, lager beer, mineral waters, and others."

Which was referred to the committee on manufactures.
Mr. Cullerton introduced House bill, No. 51, for "An act in regard to

fire, marine and life insurance corporations, companies or associations not incorporated under the laws of this State."

Which was referred to the committee on insurance.

Mr. Golden introduced House bill, No. 52, for “An act to organize the Illinois State Ilorticultural Society."

Which was referred to the committee on agriculture and horticulture. Mr. Hlite of St. Clair introduced House bill, No. 53, for “An act in relation to courts of record in cities."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Hollenback introduced House bill, No. 54, for "An act to annend an act entitled “an act in regard to evidence and depositions in civil cases.'"

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Hollenback introduced House bill, No. 55, for “An act to amend au act entitled can act to provide against the evils resulting from the sale of intoxicating liquors in the State of Illinois.”

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Hopkins introduced 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 connties 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 judiciary.

Mr. Inscore introduced House bill, No. 57, for “An act to amend section 14 of an act in regard to forcible entry and detainer,' in force July 1, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Jaquess introduced House bill, No. 58, for “An act to regulate the procedure of courts in regard to jury trials."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Lane of Hancock introduced House bill, No. 59, for "An act to appropriate moneys to the Illinois State Horticultural Society."

Which was referred to the committee on appropriations.

Mr. Mamu introduced House bill, No. 60, for “An act to amend section 7 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.”

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Moose introduced House bill, No. 61, for "An act to amend section 54 of an act entitled "an act to establish and maintain a system of free schools, in force July 1, A. D. 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on education.

Mr. Oakwood introduced Ilouse bill, No. 62, for “An act to amend an act entitled an act to establish and maintain a system of free schools, approved April 1, 1872."

Wbich was referred to the committee on education.
Mr. Pollock introduced House bill, No. 63, for “An act to amend an

act entitled 'an act in regard to practice in courts of record,' approved February 22, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Pollock introduced House bill, No. 64, for "An act to amend an act entitled (an act to provide for the election and qualification of justices of the peace and constables, and to provide for the jurisdiction and practice of justices of the peace in civil cases, and tix the duties of constables, etc., and to repeal certain acts therein,' approved April 1, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Rogers introduced House bill, No. 65, for "An act defining the rights and liabilities of married women."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Rountree introduced House bill, No 66, for "An act in relation to the sale of casks, barrels, kegs, boxes and bottles used by the manufacturers of ale, porter, mineral waters, and others.”

Which was referred to the committee on miscellaneous subjects.

Mr. Scott introduced House bill, No. 67, for "An act to repeal an act entitled (an act to prohibit domestic animals from running at large in this State,' approved January 13, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on agriculture and horticulture. Mr. Shaw introduced House bill, No. 68, for “An act to extend the jurisdiction of courts of chancery in cases of foreclosure of mortgage."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Smith introduced House bill, No. 69, for "An act to amend section 12 of an act entitled (an act to regulate the practice in courts of chancery,' approved March 15, 1872.”

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Stewart of McLean introduced House bill, No. 70, for “An act providing for the publication and distribution of the sixth volume of the report of the State Geologist, to fix the amount of his salary, and to provide for removing the geological specimens into the new State House."

Which was referred to the committee on geological survey.

Mr. Warner introduced House bill, No. 71, for "An act to repeal the registry law except in towns or cities casting two thousand or more votes."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary. Mr. Branson offered the following: Resolved, That the committee on contingent expenses be anthorized to procure necessary committee rooms for the use of the respective committees of this House, and provide such necessary furniture and service therefor as may be needful; but this authority shall not extend to the service of clerks

aid committees, nor to the furnishing of stationery therefor, nor any other perquisite forbidden to members by the twenty-first section of article four of the consritution.

On motion of Mr. Branson, The rule was suspended and the resolution adopted. Mr. Westfall offered the following: Resolved. That the Secretary of State be and is hereby authorized and required to furnish the Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk of this House, upon his written order, such stationery and other supplies an are necessary to conduct the business of his department.

Which was referred to the committee on contingent expenses. Mr. Alexander of Montgomery offered the following: Resolved. That the Doorkeeper of this Ilonse be authorized to procure the services of three suitable persons, as janitors, to assist him in keeping the House clean and in order.

Which was referred to the committee on contingent expenses.

On motion of Mr. Sylvester, it was Resolved, That the committee to whom the resolutions were referred, relating to an extension of time for the collection of taxes for the year 1872, be and are hereby requested to report their action on the same at as early a date as possible.

On motion of Mr. Marsh, it was resolved that WHERRAS a bill, known as the Soldiers' Bounty Land Bill, having passed the House of Representa tives of the United States, is now pending in the Seuate,

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate coneurring therein. That the honorable Senators from the State of Illinois be requested to vote for said bill as a just recognition of the services of the soldiers of the late war; and that the Governor be requested to forward a copy of this resolution to our Senators without delay.

Mr. McAdams offered the following: Resolred, That no pay shall be allowed any person in this House, acting in the capacity of Clerk, Doorkeeper or Postmaster, except to those regularly elected or appointed by this House. Mr. Wayman moved to refer to the committee on contingent expenses.

On motion of Mr. Cullerton, The resolution of Mr. McAdams was laid on the table. Mr. Pollock offered the following: Resolted, That the Secretary of State be and he is hereby requested to furnish a statement to this House as to whether the provision in the second section of "An act to make further appropriations for the construction of the new State House, approved June 14, 1871," upon which an appropriation of six hundred thousand dollars was made, has been complied with, to-wit: that part of said section which is in the words and tigures following, that is to say:

"Prorided, That no part of this appropriation shall be paid out of the State treasury until there shall have been filed with the Secretary of State a good and sufficient bond of individuals, in favor of the People of the State of Ilinois, in the penal sum of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000), to be ap. proved by the Governor of the State of Illinois, conditioned that the obligors will procure, or cause to be obtained, for the State of Illinois such additional grounds as the State may indicate and require, whenever so demanded, not exceeding four acres, to the south of and adjoining the new capitol grounds, free of cost to the State ; or in case said grounds cannot be furnished by said individuals, or they should refuse to do so, then the State may proceed to condemn such grounds as it may require for the purpose of enlarging said capitol grounds. The amount assessed for the same, under such condemnation, shall be paid by the ..bligors of said boud. The demand by the State for such additional grounds, and the condemnation, if necessary, shall be made within two years after the new State House is ready for the use of the two houses of the General Assembly; and which land so to be condemned or procured is to be not less than the quantity described in a certain bond filed with the Secretary of State at the last session of the Twenty-seventh General Assembly, and which boud is dated on the fourth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one."

And if complied with, whether said bond is now on file in said Secretary's office; and if not on file, in whose custody or possession the same is, with a statement, also, as to the bond referred to in said second section, and bearing date April 4, 1871, whether it is on file in said Secretary's office; and whether said six hundred thousand dollars has been paid out of the treasury of the State, without the conditions of such appropriation having been complied with.

On motion of Mr. Shumway, The resolution offered by Mr. Pollock was referred to the committee on public buildings and grounds.

Mr. Jackson offered the following: WHEREAS the House, by a viva voce vote on the 10th instant, accepted a proposition from Mr. A. L. Ide, for the heating of the Hall of Representatives; and whereas it appears that the terms of said proposition are exorbitant; therefore,

Resolved by the House of Representatives. That the vote by which said proposition was accepted be reconsidered.

On motion of Mr. Ray, The resolution was referred to the committee on contingent expenses. Mr. Alexander of Montgomery offered the following: Resolved, That the Postmaster of this House be authorized to appoint an additional assistant to carry the mail,

Which was referred to the committee on contingent expenses. Mr. Barkley offered the following: WHEREAS the present want of uniformity in school books used in the public schools of this State, and the frequent changes thereof at the caprice of teachers, or in the interest of book publishers, is the occasion of much annoyance and useless expense to parents and guardians, tends to inefficiency, and hinders the progress of our public schools; therefore, be it

Resolred That the committee on education be and is hereby instructed to inquire into the expediency of a law adopting for a term of vears, a system of school books to be used in all public schools in this State, and that they report by bill or otherwise.

On motion of Mr. Lane of Hancock,
The resolution was referred to the committee on education.

act entitled 'an act in regard to practice in courts of record February 22, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Pollock introduced House bill, No. 64, for "An act to act entitled (an act to provide for the election and quali justices of the peace and constables, and to provide for tion and practice of justices of the peace in civil cases, duties of constables, etc., and to repeal certain acts therei April 1, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Rogers introduced House bill, No. 65, for "Anne rights and liabilities of married women."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Rountree introduced House bill, No 66, for An the sale of casks, barrels, kegs, boxes and bottles useri turers of ale, porter, mineral waters, and others.”

Which was referred to the committee on miscellaneous

Mr. Scott introduced House bill, No. 67, for “An entitled an act to prohibit domestic animals from my this State,' approved January 13, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on agriculture

Mr. Shaw introduced House bill, No. 68, for "AT jurisdiction of courts of chancery in cases of foreclos

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary

Mr. Smith introduced House bill, No. 69, for "AT tion 12 of an act entitled “an act to regulate the chancery,' approved March 15, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary

Mr. Stewart of McLean introduced House bill. providing for the publication and distribution of the report of the State Geologist, to fix the amount o provide for removing the geological specimens in House.”

Which was referred to the committee on geologie

Mr. Warner introduced House bill, No. 71, for registry law except in towns or cities casting to votes."

Which was referred to the committee on judician Mr. Branson offered the following: Resolved, That the committee on contingent expenses beam rooms for the use of the respective committees of this Hon and service therefor as may be needful; but this authorit for said committees, nor to the furnishing of stationery the to members by the twenty-first section of article four of the

On motion of Mr. Branson, The rule was suspended and the resolu Mr. Westfall offered the following: Resolved. That the Secretary of State be anal rolling and Engrossing Clerk of this Hou as are necessary to conduct the busines

Which was referred to Mr. Alexander of Mont Resolved. That the Doorkeeper persons, as janitor's, to assist him

Which was referred

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