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Bissell, Governor of the State of Illinois, a landscape picture in the executive mansion : · WHEREAS the family of the Hon. W. H. Bissell, after his death, conveyed to the State several valu. able pictures which are now in the Executive Mansion, amongst which is a sinall landscape view held in great esteem by his surviving daughters as a family relic, greatly prized by their father during his life; therefore,

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the Governor be author. ized to return to the daughters of Wm. H. Bissell; deceased, a certain landscape painting now hanging in the west front parlor of the Executive Mansion.

Mr. Lane of Hancock moved to refer to the committee on executive department.

On motion of Mr. Quinn,
The motion of Mr. Lane of Hanco:k was laid on the table.

The question recurring upon the adoption of the resolution offered by Mr. Oleson, it was agreed to.

Mr. McLanghlin submitted the following: Rexolred, That the resolution presented by the member from McLean, instructing our Senators and requesting our Representatives in Congress to nse all lawful means in procuring a law of Congress preventing railroad companies, doing business through or between the States, from making unjust charges or discriminations for services, shall not be construed as applicable to those roads operated exclusively within this State.

Which was not agreed to. Mr. Jones submitted the following: Resolved, That the resolution passed by this House to print copies of the Constitution and rules be rescinded, so far as printing the constitution is concerned.

Which was agreed to. Mr. Herrington submitted the following: Resolved. That the judiciary committee be and are hereby instructed to ascertain and report to this House, if any additional legislation is necessary to enable the courts of this State to punish for contempts committed by the publication of articles calculated to impede, obstruct or interfere with the administration of justice.

Mr. Lane of Hancock moved the previous question.

And the question being, “Shall the main question be now put ?" it was decided in the affirmative.

The question then being upon the adoption of the resolution offered by Mr. Herrington, it was decided in the negative, yeas 47, nays 86— the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Armstrong of Grundy, Blakely, Bocock, Bushnell, Casey, Chambers, Connolly, Dement, Dolton, Dresser, Dunham, Efner, Ferrier, Flanders, Graham, Granger, Gridley, Hawes, Hay, Henry, Herrington. Hoiles, Hollenback, Hopkins, Jaquess, Jessup, Lane of Hancock, Lietze, Marsh, Massie, McDonald, McPherran, Moore of Marshall, Moore of Adams, Moose, Moflit, Mulvane, Pollock, Quinn, Rice, Shumway, Smith, Stewart of MeLean, Streetor, Truitt, Virden, Westfall-47.

Those voting in the negative are : Meesta, Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Ballow, Barkley, Bishop of Edgar, Booth, Bradwell, Branson, Bryant, Cassedy, Carpenter, Collins, Condon, Cronkrite, Cross, Cul. lerton, Darnell, Dewey, Easley, Gordon, Grey, Halpin, Hart, Harvey, Herting, Hite of St. Clair, Hildrup. Inscore, Jackson, Johnston, Jones, Kann, Lano of De Witt, Lemma, Lewis, Lomax, Loomis, Mann. McAdams, McGee, McLanghlin, Meacham, Middlecoff, Mitchell, Morrison, Neville, Newton. Nulton, Oakwood, Oberlv, Oleson, Orendorff, Peltzer, Pinnell, Ray, Rogers, Ronntree, Savage, Scanlan. Scott, Senne, Shaw, Sheridan, Sherman, Snow, Soule, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Swan, Sylvester Taggart, Thomas, Thornton, Walker, Warner, Washburn, Wayman, Webber, Webster, Weinheimer, Wick, Wicker, Wood, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-86.

On motion of Mr. Armstrong of Grundy, The vote of yesterday by which it was resolved that the enrolling and engrossing clerk be authorized to procure, through the Secretary of State, stationery and supplies for the use of his office, was reconsidered.

On motion of Mr. Cross, Said resolution was referred to the committee on contingent expenses. Mr. Barkley submitted the following:

Resolved. That the following named standing coinmittees be allowed to engage one clerk each, at such time as the business of their respective committees requires such services, and that they discharge such clerks whenever the duties devolving on the committees no longer demand clerical aid: Jadiciary, railroads, revenue, corporations, penitentiary, inland commerce and warehouses, finance,

appropriations, municipal affairs, public buildings and State institutions, education, fees and salaries, county and township organization, agriculture and horticulture.

Which was referred to the committee on contingent expenses.

The message from the Senate, relating to the election of United States Senator, was read and concurred in.

On motion of Mr. Hay, House bill, No. 72, for “An act extending the time for the collection of the taxes on the assessments for the year A. D. 1872, and delinquent and omitted taxes of former years," was taken up, read a second time, and recommitted to the committee on revenue.

Mr. Swan submitted the following: Resolved, That the Secretary of State be and is hereby authorized and required to furnish the engrossing and enrolling clerk of this House, upon his written order, certified by the chairman of the committee on contingent expenses, such stationery and other supplies as are necessary to conduct the business of his department.

Mr. Swan moved to suspend the rule, and adopt the resolution.

Mr. Kann moved to lay the resolution on the table; which was not agreed to.

The question being upon the adoption of the resolution of Mr. Swan, it was agreed to.

Mr. Kann submitted the following:

Resolved, That the Speaker of the House be authorized to appoint the janitors for the committee rooms and committees of this House.

Mr. Kann moved to refer the resolution to the committee on contingent expenses.

On motion of Mr. Lemma,
The resolution of Mr. Kann was laid on the table.

Leave of absence until next Tuesday morning was granted to Messrs. Davis, Stroud, Race, Streator and Smith.

On motion of Mr. Jones,
At 11:35 A. M., the House adjourned to 2:30 P. M.

TWO THIRTY P. M.

Mr. Morrison moved to reconsider the vote on the resolution offered by Mr. Cassidy, with reference to railroads.

Mr. Hay, from the committee on revenue, to which was recommitted House bill, No. 72, for "An act extending the time for the collection of the taxes on the assessments for the year A. D. 1872, and delinquent and omitted taxes of former years," reported the same back with an amendment.

. On motion of Mr. Hay, Said report was adopted and the amendment concurred in. Mr. Connolly offered the following amendment to said bill :

Add to section 1- Provided, further, that the said town and district collectors sball, on or before the first day of February, A. D. 1873, file with the county clerks of their respective counties their consent, in writing, to the extension of time herein provided for, or file new bonds the same in amount, and to be conditioned and approved as required by section 133 of the act to which this is an amendment; said new bonds to be filed, recorded and made a lien as required by section 134 of the act to which this is an amendment."

On motion of Mr. Orendorff, It was laid on the table.

Mr. Cassidy submitted the following amendment to said bill:

Provided, that all collectors shall pay over to the proper officers all moneys now collected as taxes, on or before the first of February, 1873."

On motion of Mr. Lane of Hancock, The amendment was laid on the table.

Five hundred copies of the bill, as amended, were then ordered to be printed.

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:

WHERKAS the family of the Hon. Wm. H. Bissell, after his death, conveyed to the State several valuable pictures which are now in the executive mansion, amongst which is a small landscape view, held in great esteem by his surviving daughters as a family relic, greatly prized by their father during his life; therefore,

Resolred by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the Governor be authorized to return to the daughters of Wm. H. Bissell, deceased, a certain landscape painting now hanging in the west front parlor of the executive mansion.

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 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.

On motion of Mr. Plowman, it was Resolved, That the committee on revenue be instructed to inquire into the expediency and propriety of so amending the revenue law as to extend the time for the collection of taxes by town and district collectors to the first day of April, instead of the first day of February, as now fixed by law, and so that personal property shall not be liable for taxes levied upon real property, and that they be requested to report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Swan offered the following: Resolved. That the resolution passed by the House, January 10, 1873, directing the door-keeper to furnish a sufficient number of desks and suitable chairs to accommodate all the members of this House

he same is hereby rescinded : and that the resolution adopted by this House on the same date. directing that the proper officer be and he is hereby instructed to procure suitable locks and keys for all the desks of this House." be also rescinded, and that the Secretary of State, upon the written order of the doorkeeper of this House, certified to by the chairman of the committee on contingent expenses. furnish suitable chairs and a sufficient number of desks, with locks and keys thereon, to accommodate all the members of this House.

Which was referred to the committee on contingent expenses. Mr. Alexander of Montgomery submiited the following: Resolved. That the Speaker be authorized to appoint a janitor to take charge of and keep in order the Speaker's room, and also the Clerk's room of this House.

Which was referred to the committee on contingent expenses. Mr. Lane of Hancock submitted the following: Resolved, That when this Honse adjourn, it adjourn to meet on Monday next at the regular hour. Which was not agreed to. Mr. Loomis submitted the following: Resolved. That every committee whose majority shall decide it to be necessary, may have power to employ a clerk, who shall only be retained for such time as deemed by committees respectively to be actually necessary

Which was referred to the committee on contingent expenses. Mr. Jaquess submitted the following : WHEREAS the improvement of the great navigable streams that wash the borders of the State of Illinois in, and has been acknowledged to be national in character: and whereas, the cheap and safo transit of the products of the country on our rivers is well calculated to prevent the combination of railroad monopolies, to the injuryof the mass of the people; therefore,

Resolred by the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois, the Senate concurring herein, That our Senators be instructed and our Representatives be requested to use all proper means to obtain an adpropriation for the improvement of the navigation of the Ohio, Mississippi, and Great Wabash rivers : and that the Governor by requested to transmit a copy of this preamble and resolution to each of the

Senators and Representatives in the United States Congress from the State of Illinois ; and also a copy of the same to the Governors of the States of Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana.

Mr. Quinn moved to amend by adding the Illinois river."

Mr. Jolinston moved to amend the amendment by adding “Rock river.”

On motion of Mr. Johnston, The resolution and amendments were referred to the committee on federal relations.

On motion of Mr. Oberly, At 3:30 P. M. the House adjourned until Monday morning at 10 o'clock A.M.

· MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 1873.

The House met, pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Pierce. The journal of Friday was read. Mr. Jaquess presented a petition from Dr. F. B. Thompson, late Surgeon of the 56th regiment Illinois infantry volunteers, for pay as Surgeon, from his appointment, December 26, 1861, to the date of his muster into the service, February 27, 1862; which was referred to the committee on military affairs..

Mr. Starr presented a petition from the city council of the city of Peoria, asking for an act which will confer upon cities the privilege of collecting their own city taxes by their own officers, and in their own time; which was referred to the committee on muunicipal affairs.

Mr. Starr presented a petition from a committee appointed by the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference and from sundry voters of the State of Illinois, asking an amendment of an act passed at the last session of the General Assembly, requiring all school elections to be held on Saturday; which was referred to the committee on education.

The Speaker laid before the House the following report of John A. McClernand, judge of the thirtieth judicial circuit:

SPRINGFIELD, January 16, 1873. TO THE HON. SHELBY M. CULLOM,

Speaker of the House of Representatives : : I have the honor to submit the following report showing the number and duration of the terms of the Sangamon circuit, occurring during the two years of my administration of that court, expiring with the September term, 1872. Term.

Duration,
September, 18
February, 1871. ...
April, 1871
September, 1871 .........
February, 1872...
September, 1872 ...

209"
Add approximate time occupied in hearing, examining and deciding
causes by agreement of parties in vacation, motions, petitions and ap-
plications ............................................................
Total number of days judicially occupied..

..348 "
JOHN A. MCCLERNAND,

Judge Thirtieth Judicial Cirovit. Which was referred to the committee on judicial department.

No.

39 days.

34

1394

JON

Mr. Bushnell introduced House bill, No. 99, for "An act relating to property of persons deemed in law illegitimate, who died prior to the passage of an act relating to the descent of property of such persons,' approved February 12, 1853."

Wbich was referred to the committee on judiciary. "Mr. Cronkrite introduced House bill, No. 100, for "An act to create a department of horticulture."

Which was referred to the commitee on agriculture and horticulture.

Mr. Hildrup introduced House bill, No. 101, for "An act to authorize proceedings by attachment, for demanding, charging or receiving a greater rate of fare or compensation for the transportation of passengers or freight, than is allowed by law."

Which was referred to the coinmittee on railroads.

Mr. Rountree introduced House bill, No. 102, for “An act to amend sections one and three of an act entitled “an act to enable counties having over one hundred thousand inhabitants to issue bonds and borrow money for county purposes,' approved — 22, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on revenue.

Mr. Rountree introduced House bill, No. 103, for "An act to repeal section three of an act entitled (an act concerning bail in civil cases, approved January 22, 1872."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Sawyer introduced House bill, No. 104, for “An act to provide for binding and preserving copies of all bills introduced before either house, for future reference.”

Which was referred to the committee on printing.

Mr. Shumway introduced House bill, No. 105, for "An act to prevent fraudulent applications for policies of life insurance." Which was referred to the committee on insurance.

Mr. Starr introduced House bill, No. 106, for “An act to repeal part of section 28 of an act approved March 29, A. D. 1872, entitled can act concerning conveyances. »

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Truitt introduced House bill, No. 107, for "An act to amend an act 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."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Walker introduced House bill, No. 108, for “An act to regulate the means of egress from public buildings."

Which was referred to the committee on judiciary. Mr. Westfall introduced 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." "

Which was referred to the committee on miscellaneous subjects.

Mr. Orendorff introduced House bill, No. 110, for "An act to provide means to pay expenses in suits brought by the authority of the State to enforce the several railroad and warehouse laws of the State of Illinois, and to provide means to pay the incidental expenses of the office of the Railroad and Warehouse Commissioners."

Which was referred to the committee on railroads.

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