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Mr. Truitt introduced House bill, No. 83, for "An act to regulate the removal of judgments by justices of the peace into courts to which appeals may be taken by law by writ of certiorari, and to suspend the right of appeal from justices of the peace in certain cases."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary. Mr. Cassidy offered the following: WHEREAS the Constitution of the United States makes it the duty of Congress to regulate commerce between the States; therefore,

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein. That our Senators be instructed and our Representatives in Congress be requested to use all lawful means to procure a law of Congress preventing railroad or transportation companies doing business through or between the States from making unjust charges or discriminations for such service.

Mr. Bradwell moved to refer to the committee on railroads.
Mr. Hopkins moved to lay the resolution on the table.

The question being upon the motion of Mr. Hopkins, it was decided in the negative, yeas 9, nays 134—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Bishop of Edgar, Flanders, Hopkins, Jackson, McPherran, Rogers, Scott, Smith—9.

Those voting in the negative are : Messrs. Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Armstrong of Grundy, Ballow, Barkley, Bishop of McHenry, Blakely, Bocock, Booth, Bradwell. Branson, Bryant, Bullard, Casey, Casnedy, Carpenter, Chambers, Collins, Condon, Connolly, Cronkrite, Cross, Cullerton. Darnell, Davis. Dement. Dewey, Dolan, Dolton, Dresser, Dunham, Easley, Efner, Ferrier, Forth, Freeland, Freeman, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Grant, Grey, Gridley, Halpin, Hart, Harvey, Hawes, Henry, Herting, Hite of Madison, Hite of St. Clair, Hildrup, Hoiles, Hollenback, Inscore, Jaquess, James, Jessup, Jobnston, Jones, Kann, Lane of Hancock, Lane of De Witt, Lemma, Lewis, Lietze, Lomax. Loomis, Mann, Mareh, Massie, McAdams, McDonald, McGee, McLaughlin, Meacham, Middlecoff, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adams, Moose, Morrison, Motlit, Mulvane, Neville, Newton, Nulton, Oakwood, Oberly, Olegon, Orendorff, Peltzer, Penfield, Pinnell, Plowman, Pollock, Quinn, Race, Ramey. Rankin, Ray, Rice, Rountree, Savage, Scanlan, Senne, Sheridan, Sherman, Shumway, Snow, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Stroud, Swan, Sylvester, Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Truitt, Virden, Walker, Warner, Washburn, Wayman, Webster, Weinheimer, Westfall, Wick, Wicker, Wood, Wymore, Mr. Speaker--134.

So the motion of Mr. Hopkins to lay the resolution on the table, was not agreed to.

Mr. Sherman moved the previous question.

And the question being, “Shall the main question be now put!" it was agreed to.

The question being upon the motion of Mr. Bradwell, to refer to the committee on railroads, it was not agreed to.

Mr. Westfall moved to refer the resolution of Mr. Cassidy to the committee on inland commerce and warehouses.

Mr. Moore of Adams moved the previous question.

And the question being, “Shall the main question be now put ?" it was agreed to.

The question being upon the motion of Mr. Westfall, to refer the resolution to the committee on inland commerce and warehouses, it was not agreed to.

The question recurring upon the adoption of the resolution of Mr. Cassidy, it was decided in the affirmative, yeas 125, nays 15—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are : Messrs. Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Armstrong of Grundy, Ballow, Barkley, Bishop of McHenry, Blakely, Bocock, Booth, Bradwell, Branson, Bryant, Bullard, Casey, Cassedy, Carpenter, Chambers Collins, Condon, Connolly, Cronkrite, Cross, Cullerton, Darnell, Davis, Dement, Dewey, Dolan, Dolton, Dresser, Easley, Efner, Freeland, Freeman, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Grant, Grey, Gridley, Hart. Harvey, Hawes, Henry, Herting, Hite of Madison, Hite of St. Clair, Hildrup, Hoiles, Jollenback, Hopkins, Iusoore, Jaquess, James, Johnston, Jones, Lane of Hancock, Lane of De Witt, L'uma, Lewis, Lietze, Lomax, Loonis, Mann, Marsh, Massie, McAdams, McDonald, McGee, M Laughlin, Meacham, Middlecoff, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adams, Morrison, Moffit, Mulvane, Newton, Nulton, Oakwood, Oleson, Orendorff, Peltzer, Penfield, Pinnell, Plowman, Pollock, Quinn, Race, Ramney, Rankin, Ray, Rice, Rountree, Savage, Scanlan, Senne, Sheridan, Sherman, Shumway, Snow, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Streetor, Stroud, Swan, Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Trnitt, Virden, Walker, Warner, Washburn, Wayman, Webster, Weinheimer, Westfall, Wick, Wicker, Wood, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-125.

Those voting in the negative are : Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Bishop of Edgar, Dunham, Ferrier, Flanders, Halpin, Jackson, Jessup, Kam, McPherran, Oberly, Rogers, Scott, Smith, Sylvester-15.

So the resolution offered by Mr. Cassidy was agreed to. 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:

WHEREAS, a bill, known as the Soldiers' Bounty Land Bill, having passed the House of Representatives of the United States, is now pending in the Senate :

Resolved by the House of Reprezentatives, the Senate concurring herein. That the honorable Senators from the State of Mlinois be requested to vote for said bill, as a jnst 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.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Paddock : Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has adopted the following resolution, to-wit:

Resolned by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, That on Tuesday, the twenty-first day of January, inst., at eleven o'clock Å. M., each house shall, by itself, and ip manner prescribed by the act of Congress, approved July 25, 1866, name a person for Senator in Congress from the State of Illinois, for the term of six years, from the 4th day of March, A. D. 1873. And on Wednesday, the 22d inst, at twelve o'clock, meridian, the members of the two houses shall convene in joint assembly in the hall of the House of Representatives, and in the manner prescribed in said act declare the person who has received a majority of the votes in each house, if any person has received such majority, duly elected Senator, to represent the State of Ilinois in the Congress of the United States, for the term aforesaid; and if no one person has received such majority, then proceed, as prescribed in the said act, in joint assembly, to choose a person for the purpose aforesaid.

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

On motion of Mr. Jones, The rules were suspended, and the following report from the committee on contingent expenses was submitted: To the Honorable SHELBY M. CULLOM,

Speaker of the House of Representatives : The committee on contingent expenses, to which was ref rred a resolution anthorizing the Secretary of State to furnish the Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk with stationery, etc., would beg leave to respectfully report, that the resolution be amended by adding after the word "order," the following words to-wit: "certified by the chairman on enrolled and engrossed bills,” and that the resolution be amended to read as follows:

Resoloed, That the Secretary of State be and he is bereby authorized and required to furnish tho Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk of this House, upon his written order, certified by the chairman of the committee on enrolled and engrossed bills, such stationery and other supplies as are necessary to conduct the business of this department. And that the resolution, as amended, be adopted.

A. M. JONES,

.. Chairman Contgt Exp. The report of the committee was concurred in.

Mr. Carpenter, from the committee on rules, reported back the Senate resolution asking the concurrence of the House in the adoption of the joint rules of the House and Senate of the last session of the General Assembly, with the recommendation that the House concur in said resolution.

On motion of Mr. Carpenter,
The House concurred in said resolution.
Ordered that the Clerk inform the Senate thereof.

Leave of absence was granted Messrs. Forth, Loomis, Hite of Madi. son, and Ramsey, until Tuesday morning next.

On motion of Mr. Jones,
At 12:15 P. M. the House adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1873.

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

On motion of Mr. Leitze,
The further reading of the journal was dispensed with.

The Speaker laid before the House the Fifteenth Annual Report of the Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear Intirmary for the year 1872, which was referred to the committee on public charities.

Introduction of bills being in order, Mr. Hite of Madison, introduced House bill, No. 84, for “An act to repeal an act entitled (an act to establish a police force in the city of East St. Louis,' approved February 22, 1867, and to repeal an act amendatory thereto, approved March 27, 1869, and to provide for the payment of money advanced, with interest, for certificates issued under said act."

Which was referred to the committee on appropriations.

Mr. Hoiles introduced House bill, No. 85, for "An act to amend an act entitled "an act in regard to judgments and decrees, and the man. ner of enforcing the same by execution, and to provide for the redemption of real estate sold under execution or decree,' approved March 22, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Loomis introduced House bill, No. 86, for “An act for the relief of the city of Shawneetown."

Which was referred to the committee on appropriations.

Mr. Lomax introduced House bill, No. 87, for "An act to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors within the State of Illinois."

Which was referred to the cominittee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Mann introduced House bill, No. 88, for "An act to amend section nine of an act entitled “au act to provide for the exercise of the right of eminent domain,' approved April 10, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Marsh introduced House bill, No. 89, for “An act to amend an act to prohibit domestic animals running at large in this State."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. McPherren introduced House bill, No. 90, for “An act in regard to evidence in criminal cases,” passed March 29, 1872.

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. McPherren introduced House bill, No. 91, for “An act entitled lan act to amend an act entitled an act to provide against the evils resulting from the sale of intoxicating liquors in the State of Illinois,' passed January 13, 1872.”

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Peltzer introduced House bill, No. 92, for “An act to provide for the examination and appointment of licensed surveyors."

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

Mr. Quinn introduced House bill, No. 93, for “An act in relation to practice before justices of the peace.”

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Savage introduced House bill, No. 94, for "An act to make railroad employees personally liable in certain cases."

Which was referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Swan introduced House bill, No. 95, for "An act regulating the practice in circuit courts in granting new trials, and in allowing motions in arrest of judgment."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Thomas introduced House bill, No. 96, for "An act to amend 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. Truitt introduced House bill, No. 97, for “An act to compel the attendance of witnesses subpenaed in any civil cause pending in any court of record, until such cause shall be disposed of, or until such witness shall be excused from further attendance by the party at whose instance he was subpenaed.”

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Wicker introduced House bill, No. 98, for “An act to amend an act entitled (an act to provide against the evils resulting from the sale of intoxicating liquors in the State of Illinois,' in force July 1, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary. Mr. Johnston offered the following: Resolved, That the doorkeeper of this House be authorized to procure, throngh the Secretary of State, such materials or repairs as may be actually needed for the comfort of the members of this House, upon his written order, certified by the Speaker.

Which was referred to the committee on contingent expenses.

The Speaker laid before the House the following report of Charles Turner, judge of the twenty-first judicial circuit :

PEKIN, January 17, 1873. To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the State of

Illinois : I have the honor to submit the following report of the number of days of holding court in the several counties of the 21st circuit, for the years 1871 and 1872 : Cass county, 1871.........

1872..

38 days.

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Menard county, 1871.........

17 days.

1872..

Tazewell county, 1871...

1872....

...... 93

34 " 79 days. 163 " ..... 362 days.

Total for two years.........

days.

I have also held at Chambers, in

Cass county, for two years.......
Mason
Menard in
Tazewell
Total.. ..............

38 " Total in term and vacation...

..400 days. CHARLES TURNER,

Judge 21st Judicial Circuit. · Mr. Walker offered the following:

WHEREAS traveling by railroad is very unsafe, by reason of the many accidents, whereby human life is endangered; and, whereas, many of those accidents are caused by broken rails, whereby trains are thrown from the track; and, whereas, when said trains are thrown from the track by reason of a broken rail from trestle work or bridges, it is more destructive to human life than when the same accident occurs where a train is on the ground; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the committee on railroads be instructed to prepare a bill, and report the same to the House, requiring all railroad companies in the State of Minois, now building railroads or hereafter to be built. in the State, to lay steel rails of the best quality on all trestle-work and bridges on their said road, where the ties shall not rest on the solid ground; and that all railroads now completed shall, within a reasonable time, to be fixed by said bill, take up the old rails on all trestle-work and bridges, unless said rails shall be of steel, and replace the same with steel rails.

On motion of Mr. Wayman, The resolution was referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Wicker offered the following: WHEREAS it is an admitted fact that the means of water transportation for the shipment of the products of the Northwest to the seaboard, are inadequate to the wants of the com upper lakes and the Atlantic ocean, thereby greatly increasing the cost of shipment to the markets of the East, and depriving the producer of the just reward of his toil; and, whereas, it is believed that the Congress of the T'nited States, by the opening of a ship canal around the Falls of Niagara, the State of New York, by the enlargement of the Erie canal, and the Dominion of Canada, by the opening of a ship canal from Lake Huron to Lake Ontario, can, while adding to their several revenues, give a cheap means of transit from the Western States to the seaboard, of their surplus products, and thus cheapen the cost of breadstuffs to the people of the Eastern States and of Europe; be it therefore

Resolved. That we, the people of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, do memorialize the Congress of the United States to make the needful appropriations for the construction of a ship canal around Niagara Falls; the Legislature of the State of New York to enlarge the Erie canal, and the Dominion of Canada to connect Lake Huron with Lake Ontario by means of a ship canal ; and that such memorials be prepared by the committee on federal relations, presented to the House of Representatives for its approval, and that said committee act in conjunction with a like comiittee of the Senate.

Which was referred to the committee on federal relations. Mr. McAdams offered the following: WHEREAS the high rates of transportation having become a serious and alarming question in con. nection with the commercial and agricultural interests of the West, and that the improvements of our rivers and water communication, so as to largely increase transportation facilities, seem to be a part of the solution of this great problem; and, whereas, it having become known that the Dominion of Canada offers to enlarge the Welland canal and the canals on the river St. Lawrence, making the outlet of the chain of our great lakes navigable for large vessels, thus enlarging our means of transporta. tion and making free this outlet for inland commerce, provided that the United States will admit all articles of Canadian growth and production free of tax, the Canadian government extending the same reciprocity of trade to all articles of American growth and production ; therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatires, the Senate concurring herein, That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives be requested, to use their best endeavors to re-establish a "reri. procity treaty" between the Dominion of Canada and the United States, and to secure the enlargement and use of the Welland canal and the improvement of the St. Lawrence river.

On motion of Mr. Scanlan, The resolution was referred to the committee on federal relations. Mr. Oberly offered the following: Resolved, That the committee on contingent expenses be and is hereby instructed to ascertain and report to this House the amount due to each of the temporary pages.

Which was agreed to. Mr. Swan offered the following: Resolved by the House of Representatires, the Senate concurring herein, That the several circuit judges of this State be requested to certify to the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate, forthwith, as near as may be, the length of time required to dispose of the business in each county of their circuits, now remaining undisposed of; and that the Secretary of State be requested to certify a copy of this resolution to the several circuit judges at once.

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Oleson submitted the following joint resolution, authorizing the Governor of the State to deliver to the daughters of the late Wm. H.

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