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

Mr. Salmans introduced a bill, House Bill No. 123, a bill for “An act to amend section seven (7) of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to weights and measures'” approved February 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874.

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

Mr. Scrogin introduced a bill, House Bill No. 124, a bill for "An act to make an appropriation for the ordinany and other expenses of the Illinois State Normal University at Normal, Illinois, and for the completion and equipment of its gymnasium building."

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

Mr. Sharrock introduced a bill, House Bill No. 125, a bill for "An act to amend 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,'” approved May 14, 1879, in force July 1, 1879.

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

Mr. Torrence introduced a bill, House Bill No. 126, a bill for "An act to amend sections 1, 2 and 9 of an act entitled 'An act to indemnify the owners of sheep in cases of damage committed by dogs' approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1. 1879, as amended by an act approved June 16, 1891, in force July 1, 1891.

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

Mr. Torrence introduced a bill, House Bill No. 127, a bill for “An act to repeal sections 75, 76, 77, 78, 79 and 80 of an act entitled 'An act to provide for the payment of bounties for killing English sparrows, in force July 1, 1891.

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

Mr. Compton introduced a bill, House Bill No. 128, a bill for “An act giving the owner or operator of threshing machines, corn shellers and clover hullers a lien upon the grain threshed, or shelled, and the seed hulled for threshing or hulling same, and to amend section one of an act entitled 'An act providing for attorney's fees when mechanic, artisan, miner, laborer or servant sues for wages, approved June 1, 1889, in force July 1, 1889, and to amend section one of an act entitled "An act to include in judgments for wages and services of the laborer, horse or team," approved June 21, 1895, in force July 1, 1995.

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

The House proceeding upon the order of resolutions, Mr. Rowe offered the following resolution:

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein: That there shall be submitted to the voters of this State at the next election for members of the General Assembly a proposition to so amend section twentyeight (28) of article six (6) of the constitution that the same shall read as follows: "Instead of justices of the peace and police magistrates in cities, villages and incorporated towns containing fifty thousand or more inhabitants, there shall be established a convenient number of district courts.

Such courts and the judges thereof shall have the same jurisdiction and powers as justices of the peace and such further jurisdiction and powers as may be prescribed by the General Assembly.

The judges and clerks of such courts shall be appointed or elected in such manner and for such term as shall be provided by the General Assembly.

All fees shall be accounted for by the respective clerks receiving the same and paid into their respective city, village or town treasuries monthly. The salaries of the judges, clerks and deputy clerks, shall be fixed by the General Assembly, and paid out of the respective city, village or town treasuries. No salary shall be increased or diminished during the term of office of the officer to whom it is payable.

Instead of constables there shall be a high constable of such city, village or incorporated town, who shall have the right to appoint deputies. Such high constable shall be appointed or elected as shall be provided by the General Assembly.

He and his deputies shall have the same powers and perform the same duties as a constable with such further powers and duties as shall be presented by the General Assembly.

No summons, attachments, replevin or other first process, except in criminal cases issued by any justice of the peace or police magistrate shall run within the jurisdiction of any such district court. Until such courts are organized the justices of the peace, police magistrates and constables heretofore provided for shall be continued the same as if this article had not been ameuded.

The resolution having been read at large by the clerk, was ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Kincheloe offered the following resolution:

WHEREAS, The Honorable George C. McCrone, a member of the Thirtyseventh and Thirty-eighth General Assemblies, departed this life on Friday evening, November 20th, 1896, at his home in Quincy, Adams county, Illinois, therefore be it

Resolred, That in the death of the Honorable George C. McCrone, Illinois has lost one of her gifted sons and his district and county a genial, useful and respected citizen.

Resolred, That the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois, tenders its sincere sympathy to his family in their affliction, and that a copy of this preamble and resolution be engrossed by the clerk and delivered to the family of the deceased.

The resolution was unanimously adopted by a rising vote.

Mr. Morris offered the following resolution and moved its adoption: Resolved, That the use of this hall be given to the Illinois Society of Engineers and Surveyors of the State of Illinois this evening at 8 o'clock, for a public discussion of the subject of the streams of Illinois, and their future development.

The resolution was adopted.

At the hour of 11:25 o'clock a. m., Mr. Schubert moved that the House do now adjourn.

The motion prevailed.
And the House stood adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 1897—10 O'CLUCK A. M.

The House met pursuant to adjournment,
The Speaker in the Chair.
Prayer by the Chaplain.

The journal of yesterday was being read, when, on motion of Mr. Cavanaugh, the further reading of the same was dispensed with, and it was ordered to stand approved.

Mr. Miller moved that the Chair be authorized to appoint two additional members to the Committee on Judiciary.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Guffin moved that when the House adjourn it adjourn to 5 o'clock p. m. Monday, February 1, 1897.

The motion prevailed.
The Chair announced the following Committee on Judiciary:

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY.

Allen, of Vermilion, chm., Tisdel, of Cook,

Stoskopf, of Stephenson,
Cochran, of Moultrie,
Torrence, of Shelby,

Johnson, of Whiteside,
Selby, of Sangamon,
Brown, of Randolph.

Barricklow, of Douglas,
Sharrock, of Christian, Busse, R, C., of Cook,

Novak, of Cook,
Boyd, of Cook,

Murray, of Sangamon, Perry, of Brown..
Miller, of Cook,
Eldredge, of Cook,

Organ, of Wabash,
Revell, of Cook,

Flanigan, of Hamilton, McGoorty, of Cook,
Bailey, of Vermilion,
Avery, of Livingston,

Hall, of Cook,
Kincheloe, of Adams,
Craig, of Coles,

Sullivan, of Cook,
Booth, of Clark,
Morris, of Iroquois,

Salmans, of Vermilion,
Sherman, of McDonough, Barnes, of Clay.

McEniry, of Rock Island, Sayler, of Cook, Schwab, of Cook,

McGee, of Alexander.
Parrish, of Saline,

The House proceeding upon the order of petitions,
Mr. Hussman presented a petition relating to suffrage,
Which was 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. Bailey introduced a bill House Bill No. 129, a bill for "An act authorizing courts of equity to order the sale of real estate and reinvest the proceeds thereof."

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

Mr. Cavanaugh introduced a bill, House Bill No. 130, a bill for “An act to authorize cities of a certain class to make contracts for a period exceeding one year relating to the collection and final disposition of garbage."

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

Mr. Laub introduced a bill, House Bill No. 131, a bill for "An act to amend section two (2) of article seven (7), chapter forty-six (46) of an act entitled 'An act regulating the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof in cities, villages and incorporated towns in this State,'" approved June 19, 1885, in force July 1, 1885.

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

Mr. Noling introduced a bill, House Bill No. 132, a bill for “An act to enable the construction by incorporated companies of levees, canals and tunnels for agricultural, mining or sanitary purposes."

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

Mr. Schubert introduced a bill, House Bill No. 133, a bill for “An act to amend section four (4) of an act entitled 'An act to provide for fees of certain officers therein named in counties of the third class,'” approved March 2, 1874, in force March 2, 1874.

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

Mr. Wiedmaier introduced a bill, House Bill No. 134, a bill for "An act to compel private parties, companies or corporations owning, leasing, controlling or operating street car lines in the State to vestibule said cars for the protection of their employés and for the health and comfort of the general public."

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

At the hour of 10:15 o'clock a, m. Mr. Miller moved that the House do now adjourn.

The motion prevailed,

And the House stood adjourned to meet Monday at 5 o'clock p. m. February 1, 1897.

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