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On motion of Mr. Quinn, The roll of the House was called, and the following members answered to their names:

Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Ballow, Bishop of Edgar, Blakely, Booth, Bradwell Branson, Bushnell, Cassedy, Chambers, Collins, Connolly, Cronkrite, Cross, Darnell, Dewey. Dolan, Dresser, Dunham, Efner, Ferrier, Flanders. Freeman, Golden, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Harvey, Henry, Herting, Hildrup, Hoiles, Hollenback, Hopkins, Inscore, Jaquess, Juckson, Johpston, Jones, Lietze, Lomax, Massie, McDonald, McGee, McPherran, Meacham, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Morrison, Neville, Oberly, Oleson, Orendorfl, Pollock, Quinn, Rice, Rountree, Saw. yer, Scanlan, Senne, Sheridan, Shumway. Snow, Soule, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Swan, Taggart, Thornton, Truitt, Virden, Walker, Warner, Washburn, Wayman, Webber, Webster, Weinheimer, Westfall, Wick, Wood, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-86. It appearing that a quorum of the House was present,

On motion of Mr. Johnston,
Further proceedings under the call were dispensed with.
Mr. Bradwell submitted the following:

Resolved, That the Speaker of the House have authority to appoint an additional Page for the use of the Speaker and Clerk. Which was referred to the committee on contingent expenses.

On motion of Mr. Graham, it was Resoloed, That the judiciary committee be and are hereby instructed to ascertain and report to this House what additional legislation, if any, is necessary for the better protection of the press in the ex. ercise of the right to comment freely upon the conduct of men occupying public positions in this State.

Mr. Snow submitted the following: WHEREAS it was resolved by this House that five thousand copies of the Governor's message bo printed in the German language, and two thousand each in the Swedish and Norwegian languages; and whereas said resolution conflicts with the following provision of the constitution of this State:

"All laws of the State of Illinois, and all official writings, and the executive, legislative and judicial proceedings shall be conducted, preserved and published in no other than the English language;"

Therefore, be it resolved, That the aforesaid resolution is hereby rescinded, and the Clerk is instructed to strike the same from the journal of this House.

Mr. Rountree moved that the resolution be referred to the committee on judiciary; which was decided in the affirmative, yeas 45, nays 40— the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Ballow, Bishop of Edgar, Blakely, Booth, Collins, Darnell, Dolan, Ferrier, Flanders, Golden, Graham, Granger, Harvey, Henry, Herting, Hil. drup, Hollenback, Hopkins, Jaquess, Jackson, Jones, Lomax, McDonald, Moore of Marshall, Neville, Oleson, Orendorff, Plowman, Rountree, Sawyer, Senne, Shumway, Sonle, Taggart, Truitt, Walker,

yayman, Weinheimer, Westfall, Wick, Wood, Mr. Speaker-45. Those voting in the negative are: Messrs. Anderson, Bradwell, Branson, Bushnell, Cassedy, Chambers, Connolly, Cronkrite, Cross, Dewey, Dresser, Dunham, Efner, Freeman, Hoiles, Inscore, Johuston, Lietze, Massie, McGee, McPherran, Mitchell, Morrison, Newton, Oberly, Pollock, Quinn, Scanlan, Shaw, Sheridan, Snow, Start, Stowart of McLean, Swan, Thornton, Virden, Warner, Webber, Webster, Wymore-40.

Mr. Orendorff offered the following: Resolved, That whereas the constitution provides that no law shall be revised or amended by reference to its title only, but the law revised or section amended shall be inserted at length in the new act; and whereas an important question arises whether this provision means that the section amended sball be set forth at length as it stood before, or does it mean that it shall be set forth at length, as amended,

Therefore, the committee on jndiciary are hereby requested to consider and report to this House the proper manner of amending sections in existing laws.

Mr. Orendorff asked that the resolution lie on the table for future action, and it was so ordered.

Mr. Walker submitted the following: WHEREAS, the members of the Twenty-eighth General Assembly, before they entered upon their official duties, took and subscribed an oath to support the constitution of the State of Illinois, and to discharge the duties of Representative to the best of their ability; and whereas, section five of article five of the constitution of the State of Illiuois, which said members swore to support, provides that neither the Governor. Liutenant-Governor,' Auditor of Public Accounts, Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction, nor Attorney General, shall be eligible to any other office during the period for which he shall be elected ; and whereas, it will be the duty of the members of the Twentyeighth General Assembly, in connection with the Senate, to elect a person to the office of United States Senator, to fill the place of the Hon. Lyman Trumbull; therefore, be it

Resolved, That no member of the Twenty-eighth General Assembly can, consistently with his said oath to support said constitution, vote for any person for said office of United States Senator, who now holds the office of Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Auditor of Public Accounts, Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction, or Attorney General.

Mr. Anderson moved to lay Mr. Walker's resolution on the table.

Mr. Oberly, at 11 o'clock A. M., moved to adjourn; which was not agreed to, yeas 41, nays 46—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Ballow, Bishop of Edgar, Blakely, Booth, Bradwell, Chambers Collins, Darnell, Dolan, Dresser, Dunham, Ferrier, Granger, Harvey, Hildrup, Hoiles, Hollenback, Hopkins, Johnston, McDonald, McPherran, Morrison, Neville, Newton, Nulton, Oberly, Oleson, Orendorff, Rountree, Scanlan, Shaw, Starr, Truitt, Virden, Walker, Washburn, Weinheimer, Westfall, Wick-41.

Those voting in the negative are: Messrs. Anderson, Branson, Bushnell, Cassedy, Connolly, Cronkrite, Cross, Dewey, Efner, Flan. dera, Freeman, Golden, Gordon, Graham, Herting. Inscore, Jaquess, Jackson, Jones, Lietze, Lomax, Massie, McGee, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Plowman, Pollock, Quinn, Sawyer, Senne, Sheridan, Shumway, Snow, Soule, Stewart of Winnebago, Stewart of McLean, Swan, Taggart, Thornton, War ner, Wayman, Webber, Webster, Wood, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-46.

On motion of Mr. Rountree, At 11:10 A. M., the House adjourned to 2:30 o'clock P. M., yeas 63, nays 24—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are : Messrs. Alexander of Montgomery, Ballow, Bishop of Edgar, Blakely, Booth, Brangon, Bushnell, Cassedy, Chambers, Collins, Darnell, Davis, Dresser, Dunham, Ferrier, Golden, Gordon, Grabam, Granger. Harvey, Herting, Hildrup, Hoiles, Hollenback, Hopkins, Inscore, Jackson, Johnston, Jones, Lietze. Massie, McDonald, McGee, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Morrison, Neville, Newton, Oberly, Oleson, Orendorff, Plowinan, Pollock, Rice, Ronntree, Sawyer, Scanlan, Shaw, Snow, Soule, Starr, Stewart of Winnebago, Swan, Truitt, Virden, Walker, Warner, Washburn, Webster, Weinheimer, Westfall, Wick, Wymore-63.

Those voting in the negative are : Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Anderson, Bradwell, Connolly, Cronkrite, Cross, Dewey, Dolan, Efner, Flanders, Freeman, Jaquess, Lomax, McPherran, Quinn, Senne, Sheridan, Shumway, Stewart of McLean, Taggart, Thornton, Wayman, Wood, Mr. Speaker-24.

So the House adjourned to 2:30 o'clock P. M.

TWO-THIRTY O'CLOCK P. M.

The House met, pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Swan moved that the roll of the House be called; which was not agreed to.

Mr. Westfall, at 2:35 o'clock P. M., moved to adjourn; which was not agreed to.

The qnestion being on the motion of Mr. Anderson, to lay Mr. Walker's resolution on the table, it was decided in the affirmative, yeas 55,

venstand me heinos descanded"univa members: Seaso, Days 35—the yeas and nays being demanded by five members.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Anderson, Bradwell, Branson, Bushnell, Cassedy, Connolly, Cross, Davis, Efner, Ferrier, Freeman, Golden, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Harvey, Hay, Henry, Herting, Hildrup, Hollenback, Hopkins, Inscore, Jaquess, Johnston, Jones, Lietze, Lomax, Massie, McGee, McPherran, Mitchell, Moore of Marshall, Oleson, Plowman, Pollock, Rice, Rountree, Sawyer, Scanlan, Senne, Shaw, Soule, Start, Stewart of McLean, Swan, Taggart, Trnitt, Washburn, Wayman, Webster, Westfall, Wood, Wymore, Mr. Speaker—55.

Those voting in the negative are: Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Ballow, Bishop of Edgar, Blakely, Booth, Casey, Collins, Croukrite, Darnell, Dewey, Dolan, Dresser, Dunham, Flanders, Hoiles, Jackson, Lem: ma, McAdams, McDonald, Meacham, Morrison, Neville, Newton, Nulton, Oberly, Orendorff, Quinn, Shumway, Snow, Virden, Walker, Webber, Weinheimer, Wick-35. So the motion to lay on the table was agreed to.

Mr. Golden submitted the following: WHEREAS, the 24th section of the fifth article of the constitution of Nlinois contains the following language: "An office is a public position, created by the constitution or law, continuing during the pleasure of the appointing power, or for a fixed time, with a successor elected or appointed;" therefore

Resolved. That the fifth section of the fifth article of the constitution, in the construction placed thereon by this House, has no reference to any office, place of emolument or public trust not created by said constitution, or the laws enacted in pursuance thereof.

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Washburn, at 2:50 o'clock P. M., moved to adjourn; which was not agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Jones, The rule was suspended, and the following report, from the committee on contingent expenses, was submitted : TO THE HON. SHELBY M. CULLOM,

Speaker of the House of Representatives : The committee to whom was referred the resolution authorizing the doorkeeper to employ a competent mechanic to examine the supports of the gallery of the House, etc., would respectfully beg leave to report that the resolution be adopted, and that the doorkeeper act at once.

A. M. JONES,

Ch'm. Com. on Contingent Expenses. The report of the committee was concurred in. Mr. Jones, from the committee on contingent expenses, submitted the following report: TO THE HON. SHELBY M. CULLOM,

Speaker of the House of Representatives : The committee to whom was referred the concurrent resolution directing the Secretary of State to procure a sufficient number of copies of the latest statutes, etc., for the use of each chairman of the standing committees, etc., would beg leave to respectfully report that the resolution be amended to read as follows:

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the Secretary of State be directed to procure a sufficient number of copies of the first volume of the last edition of Gross' statute laws of the State, and place them in the State library, and deliver one copy each to the chairmen of the standing committees of the two houses, taking a receipt therefor; and that at the close of this session said several copies be returned, and that upon the return thereof the receipt of the said chairman so returning his copy of said statutes be delivered up, and not otherwise. And that in case either of the chairmen to whom a copy of said statutes shall be delivered, shall fail to return the same, as aforesaid, the cost thereof shall be deducted from his per diem, on final settlement. And that the resolution, as amended, be adopted.

A. M. JONES,

Chm. Com. on Contingent Expenses. The report of the committee was concurred in. Mr. Jones, from the committee on contingent expenses, submitted the following report: TO THE HON. SHELBY M. CULLOM,

Speaker of the House of Representatives : The committee on contingent expenses, to whom was referred a resolution authorizing the Speaker 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, would beg leave to respectfully report that the Speaker was not aware that the above resolution was to be introduced, and that in his opinion there is no necessity for such janitor; and we would report in favor of laying the resolution on the table.

A. M. JONES, Chim. Com. on Contingent Expenses.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the said resolution was laid on the table.

Mr. Jones, from the committee on contingent expenses, submitted the following report : TO THE HON. SHELBY M. CULLOM,

Speaker of the House of Representatives : The committee on contingent expenses, to whom was referred the resolution authorizing the Speaker to appoint an additional page, would beg leave to respectfully report that said resolution be amended to read as follows:

Resolved, That the Speaker be authorized to appoint two additional pages, one for the use of the Speaker and clerk, and one for the use of the reporters of the pablio press. And that the resolution be adopted, as amended.

A. M. JONES,

Chm. Com, on Contingent Expenses. The report of the committee was concurred in. Mr. Jones, from the committee on contingent expenses, submitted the following report: TO THE HON. SHELBY M. CULLOM,

Speaker of the House of Representatives : The committee on contingent expenses, to whom was referred the resolution that the doorkeeper be authorized to procure such materials or repairs needed for the comfort of the meinbers of this House, etc., would beg leave to respectfully report that the resolution lay on the table.

A. M. JONES,

Chim. Com. on Contingent Expenses. Which report was adopted, and the resolution laid on the table.

Mr. Jones, from the committee on contingent expenses, submitted the following report: TO THE HON. SHELBY M. CULLOM,

Speaker of the House of Representatives : The committee on contingent expenses, to whom was referred the resolution allowing the temporary clerks and doorkeepers for four days' work each, etc., would beg leave to respectfully report that the resolu.. tion be adopted.

A. M. JONES,

Ch'm. Com. on Contingent Expenses. The report of the committee was concurred in. Mr. Lemma submitted the following: Resolved, That the Secretary of State is hereby instructed to purchase, on behalf of the State, Edmonds' Statutes at large of the State of New York.

Which was referred to the committee on contingent expenses. Mr. Collins submitted the following : BELIEVING, in these days of unremunerative prices for the staple products of the West, retrenchment and economy should strictly govern legislators; therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein, That our Senators be instructed, and our Representatives in Congress be requested to vote against a bill now pending in Con. gress for re-organizing the treasury department, whereby the salaries of all the prominent officers are largely and extravagantly increased.

Which was referred to the committee on federal relations. Mr. Moore of Marshall submitted the following: Resolved, That the chairmen of the committees that are allowed clerks, are hereby authorized to employ the same for their respective committees, and said clerks shall receive four dollars per day for such services.

Which was referred to the committee on contingent expenses.

Mr. Hollenback submitted the following: Resolved. That the committee on insurance be instructed to take into consideration the feasibility of enacting a law requiring all life insurance companies doing business in this State, to loan upon real estate security, within this State, the net amount of all premiums received by such companies, upon policies issued by them to citizens of this State, and that said committee report by bill or otherwise.

Which was referred to the committee on insurance.
Mr. McAdams submitted the following:

WHEREAS the agricultural interests of the State of Illinois are intimately connected with the railroad and warehouse commission, and it being generally known that the Governor will soon appoint two new members of this commission; therefore, be it

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this House that it is eminently proper and politic that at least one member of the railroad and warehouse commission should be a farmer, thoroughly connected with the interests and knowing the wants and feelings of the farmers of the State of Illinois.

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Ferrier, at 3:30 P. M., moved to adjourn ; which was not agreed to.

Mr. Hollenback submitted the following: Resolved by the House of Representatires, the Senate concurring herein, That when both houses adjourn on Wednesday next, that they adjourn to meet on Tuesday, the 28th inst., at 2 o'clock P. M.

Ou motion of Mr. Cross, The resolution submitted by Mr. Hollenback, was laid on the table. Mr. Anderson, at 3:50 P. M., moved to adjourn; which was not agreed to.

Mr. Jones submitted the following: WHEREAS the resolutions in regard to furnishing stationery to the chairman of each committee, and to print the Governor'message in foreign languages, involve great questions of constitutional im. portance, that should be decided early in the session; there

Resolved. That the judiciary committee, to whom was referred the above resolutions, be requested to report on the same as soon as possible. Which was referred to the committee on judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Hay, House Lill, 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, and ordered engrossed for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Rountree, The vote by which the said bill was ordered engrossed for a third readiug, was reconsidered, and,

On motion of Mr. Hay, The roll of the House was called, when the following members answered to their names :

Messrs. Alexander of Crawford, Alexander of Montgomery, Anderson, Ballow, Bishop of Edgar, Blakely, Booth, Bradwell. Branson, Bushnell, Casey, Cassedy, Chambers, Collins, Connolly, Cronkrite, Cross, Darnell, Davis, Dewey, Dolan, Dresser, Dunbam, Efner, Ferrier, Flanders, Freeman, Golden, Gordon, Graham, Granger, Harvey, Hay.. lenry, Herting, Hildrup, Hoiles, Hollenback, Hopkins, Inscore, Jaquess, Jackson, Johnston, Jones, Lemma, Lietze. Lomax, Massie, McAdams, McDonald,

Moore of Marshall, Morrison, Neville, Newton, Nulton, Oberly, Oleson, Orendorff, Plowman, Pollock, Quinn, Rice, Rountree, Savage, Sawyer, Scanlan, Senne, Shaw, Sheridan, Shumway, Snow, Soule, Starr, Stewart of McLean, Stroud, Swan, Taggart, Thornton, Truitt, Virden, Walker, Warner, Washburn, Wayman, Webber, Webster, Weinheimer, Westfall, Wick, Wood, Wymore, Mr. Speaker-94.

It appearing that a quorum was present, further proceedings under the call were dispensed with.

The question being upon the motion of Mr. Hay to engross the bill for a third reading, it was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Ferrier, it was
Resolved, That when this House adjourn, it adjourn to meet again at 8 o'clock this evening.

The Speaker announced Arthur W. Cole and Charles E. Wallace, as additional pages.

On motion of Mr. Sheridan,
At 4:10 P. M., the House adjourned.

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