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That a copy of said resolutions be forwarded to the said General Assembly of Nebraska. The question being, “Shall the resolution be adopted?” st was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Barnes offered the following resolution to an amendment of the State Constitution, which was referred to the Committee on Judiciary:

AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION. Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein: That there be submitted to the electors of the State for adoption or rejection at the next election of the members of the General Assembly a proposition to amend the Constitution of this State, to-wit:

Resolved, That section one (1) of article seven (7) of the Constitution of this State he amended to read as follows:

Section 1. Every person having resided in this State one year, in the county ninety days, and in the election district thirty days next preceding the election therein, or was an elector in the State on the first day of April in the year of our Lord, 1848, or obtained a certificate of naturalization before any court of record in this state prior to the first day of January in the year of our Lord, 1870, or who shall be a citizen of the United States above the age of twenty-one years shall be entitled to vote at such election.

Mr. Craig offered the following resolution:

Resolved, by the House of Representatives the Senate concurring: That section 5, article 11, of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, be amended so as to read as follows:

Section 5. The right of trial by jury as heretofore enjoyed, shall remain inviolate and three-fourths of the jury in civil cases may make a verdict, but trials of civil cases before justices of the peace by a jury of less than twelve men may be authorized by law.

Resolved, That such proposed amendment be submitted to the electors of this State for adoption or rejection at the next election of members of the General Assembly, and that the Secretary of State publish such amendment, as required by law, and that such proposed amendment be printed upon the ballots at such election as follows:

Amendment to section 5, article 11 of the Constitution providing that threefourths of a jury in civil cases may make a verdict.”

And the resolution was referred to the Committee on Judiciary when appointed.

At the hour of 11:50 o'clock a. m., Mr. Hall moved that the House do now adjourn.

The motion prevailed.
And the House stood adjourned.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1897–10 O'CLOCK A. M.

The House met pursuant to adjournment,
The Speaker in the Chair.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.
The Speaker announced the following standing committees:

COMMITTEE ON ENGROSSED BILLS.
Cavanaugh, of Cook, chm.. Wiedmaier, of Cook,

Perry, of Brown,
Booth, of Clark,
Lathrop, of Jasper,

Murray, of Clinton.
Hammers, of Woodford,

COMMITTEE ON CONTINGENT EXPENSES.
Murray, of Stark, chm., Boyd, of Cook,

Walleck, of Cook,
Kin helo, of Adams,
Kolstedt, of Will,

Montgomery, of Adams,
Murdock, of Knox,
Quanstrom, of Cook,

McLauchlan, of LaSalle.
Daugherty, of Peoria, O'Donnell, of McLean,

COMMITTEE OX APPROPRIATIONS.

Needles, of Washington,chm. Powell, of Iroquois,

Branen, of DeKalb,
Guffin, of Lee.
Nichols, of Cook,

Craig, of Coles,
Cochran, of Moultrie.
Johnson, of Fulton,

Morris, of Iroquois,
Shanahan, of Cook,
Steen. of Will.

Harnsberger, of Sangamon, Merriam. of Tazewell, Garver, of De Witt,

Suttle, of DeWitt,
Anderson, of Henderson, Thomas, of St. Clair,

Price, of Montgomery,
Wylie, of La Salle,
Ward, of Perry,

McGoorty, of Cook,
Funk, of McLean,
Busell, of Carroll,

McEniry, of Rock Island.
Buckner, of Cook,

O'Donnell, of McLean, Conlee, of Macoupin, Booth, of Clark,

Stoskopf, of Stephenson, Blood. of Jefferson.
Sherman, of McDonough,

The House proceeding upon the order of petitions.
Mr. Bovey presented two petitions relating to suffrage,
Which were referred to the Committee on Elections.

The House proceeding upon the order of introduction of bills, the roll was called for that purpose,

Whereupon, Mr. Allen, of Vermilion, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 108, a bill for "An act to authorize townships to drain, construct and maintain permanent hard roads."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Judiciary when appointed.

Mr. Buckner introduced a bill, House Bill No. 109, a bill for “An act for the participation of the State of Illinois in the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition.'

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Mr. Robert C. Busse introduced a bill, House Bill No. 110, a bill for "An act to provide for an additional remedy for the protection of game, and for the protection of deer, wild fowl and birds, and for the appointment of game wardens, and defining the powers and duties of the same, and to prohibit and license hunting and provide for a game warden's fund.

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Fish and Game when appointed.

Mr. Craig introduced a bill, House Bill No. 111, a bill for "An act to make an appropriation for the ordinary and other expenses of the Eastern Illinois State Normal School."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Mr. Craig introduced a bill, House Bill No. 112, a bill for "An act making an appropriation for the completion of the building of the Eastern Illinois State Normal School."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Mr. English introduced a bill, House Bill No. 113, a bill for “An act to abolish the law term of the County Court of this State.”

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Judiciary when appointed.

Mr. Large introduced a bill, House Bill No. 114, a bill for "An act to provide for the examination of coal miners and to regulate their employment."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining when appointed.

Mr. Montgomery introduced a bill, House Bill No. 115, a bill for “An act to revise section one of an act entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the several acts relating to the protection of game and for the protection of deer, wild fowl and birds.

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Fish and Game when appointed.

Mr. Morey introduced a bill, House Bill No. 116, a bill for "An act to amend section thirty-eight (38) of article three of an act entitled 'An act to establish and maintain a system of free schools," approved May 21, 1889, in force May 21, 1889.

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Education when appointed.

Mr. Needles introduced a bill, House Bill No. 117, a bill for "An act to compel corporations and associations organized under the laws of other states to comply with an act regarding fees for the incorporation and increase of capital stock of companies and corporations in

this State.”

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Fees and Salaries when appointed.

Mr. Needles introduced a bill, House Bill No. 118, a bill for “An an act to appropriate money to pay a deficiency in the expenses of State Board of Equalization for the sessions held in 1895 and 1896.”

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

The hour of 10:30 o'clock having arrived, the time heretofore fixed for the special consideration of the following resolution offered by Mr. Robert C. Busse:

WHEREAS, A treaty offensive and defensive has been signed by Grover Cleveland, President of the United States of America, and Richard Olney, Secretary of State of the United States of America, and Sir Julian Pauncefort, the British Ambassador at Washington; and

WHEREAS, Said treaty is inimical to the interests of the United States in contravening the Monroe Doctrine, and is repugnant to the sise counsels of Washington against entangling foreign alliances; and

WHEREAS, Said treaty exalts monarchy and subordinates democracy by specifically naming King Oscar of Sweden and Norway as umpire in disputes between Great Britain and the United States; and

WHEREAS, The United States should be free from and untrammelled by any monarchial influences or intrigue in all matters pertaining to the American Continent; therefore be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein; That said treaty should not be approved by the Senate of the United States, as being in derogation of this Nation's rights, a barrier to our progress and subversive of our just aspirations.

Resolved further, That the Clerk of the House be directed to mail a copy of these resolutions to the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs of the United States, and to each member of the United States Senate_from the State of Illinois, also to forward a copy to Senator-elect William E. Mason.

The resolution was taken up and read at large by the Clerk, when Mr. Merriam moved to refer said resolution to the Committee on Federal Relations.

Pending discussion, Mr. Avery moved to lay the motion to refer on the table.

The motion was lost.

The question now recurring on the motion of Mr. Merriam to refer the said resolution to the Committee on Federal Relations,

On which the roll was ordered called, resulting as follows: Yeas, 90; nays, 37.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs.
Anderson, Compton,

Johnson, C. C., Montgomery, Rhodes,
Andrus,
Daugherty.

Joy,
Morey,

Rowe,
Allen, C. A.. Dewoody,
Kincheloe, Murdock,

Salmans,
Alschuler, Dinneen,

King,

Murray, A. G., Schwab,
Avery,
El redge,

LaMonte,

Murray, George, Scrogin,
Bailey,
Ely,

Lathrop,
Needles,

Selby,
Barnes,
English,
Laub,
Nichols,

Shanahan,
Barricklow, Fuller,

Lyon,
Noling,

Steen,
Beer,
Funk,
McDonough, Nothnagle,

Stoskopf,
Berryman, Gaines,

McGee,
Olsen,

Thomas,
Booth,
Garver,

McGuire,
Organ,

Torrence,
Bovey,
Guffin,
McEniry, Parrish,

Trousdale.
Bristol,
Harnsberger, McLauchlin, Payne,

Trowbridge,
Brown,
Hart,
Marquiss, Perrottet,

Walleck,
Bryan,
Horn,
Merriam,
Perry,

Webb.
Bryant,
Houghton. Merrill,

Powell, Jas., White.
Buckner,
Huffman,

Metcalf,
Price,

Wylie.
Busell.
Hussman,

Miller,
Quanstrom,

Yeas-90,
Cochran,

Those voting in the negative are: Messrs.
Bartling.
Edelstein,
Kilcourse, Nohe,

Shepard,
Blood,
Farrell,
Kohlstedt, Novak,

Staudacher,
Busse, Robt. C., Galligan,

Lovett,
O'Donnell,

Sterchie.
Butler,
Glade,
McGinnis, O'Shea,

Suttle,
Carmody. Hall, Ross C., McGoorty, Revell,

Wathier, Cavanaugh, Hall, Frank L., Mitchell,

Sayler,

Weidmaier,
Conlee,
Jarvis,
Morris,
Schubert,

Nays-37.
Craig,
Kain,

Murray, H. V., The resolution was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations.

The House again proceeding upon the order of introduction of bills, the roll was called for that purpose,

Whereupon, Mr. Perrottet introduced a bill, House Bill No. 119, a bill for “An act to provide for the protection and propagation of game birds, fowl, animals, and song, plumage and insectivorous birds and bounties for killing.”

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Fish and Game when appointed.

Mr. Perry introduced a bill, House Bill No. 120, a bill for "An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act to require the United States flag to be placed upon all public buildings in Illinois or upon a flag pole erected within the school grounds surrounding such buildings.'

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Education when appointed.

Mr. Perry introduced a bill, House Bill No. 121, a bill for "An act to amend section eighty-three of an act entitled 'An act in regard to elections and to provide for filling vacancies in elective offices, approved April 3, 1872, as amended by act of June 17, 1887.

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Election.

Mr. Price introduced a bill, House Bill No. 122, a bill for “An act to amend article III. of an act entitled 'An act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,' ” approved May 21, 1889, and in force May 21, 1889.

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