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Mr. Guffin presented a petition relating to suffrage,
Which was referred to the Committee on Elections.
Mr. Stoskopf presented a petition relating to suffrage,
Which was referred to the Committee on Elections.

Mr. Selby moved that the use of the Hall of Representatives be given to the Woman's Suffrage Club for Monday evening, February 8. 1897.

The motion prevailed.
The House again proceeding upon the order of petitions,

Mr. Murray, of Clinton, presented a petition relating to "An act to promote the science of the tonsorial art,"

Which was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Mr. Johnson, of Fulton, presented a petition relating to suffrage,
Which was referred to the Committee on Elections.
Mr. Lovett presented a petition relating to suffrage,
Which was referred to the Committee on Elections.

The House proceeding upon the order of reports from standing committees,

Mr. Needles, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted the following report: To the Honorable, the Speaker of the House of Representatires:

The Committee on Appropriations, to whom was referred House Bill No. 39, being a bill for "An act making appropriation for the State Board of Arbitration, respectfully beg leave to report the same back and recommend that the

bill do pass.

The report of the Committee, was concurred in and the bill ordered to its first reading.

Mr. Miller, from the Committee on Judicial Department and Practice, to whom was referred House Bill No. 41, being a bill for “An act to amend section three of an act entitled 'An act to extend the jurisdiction of county courts, and to provide for the practice thereof, to fix the time for holding the same, and to repeal an act therein named,'" approved March 26, 1874, and in force July 1, 1874, reported the same back, together with amendments, and recommended that the amendments be adopted and the bill as amended do pass.

The report of the committe was adopted and the bill ordered to its first reading

On motion of Mr. Miller the bill was taken up and read at large a first time.

The question now being, "Shall the bill be ordered to a second reading?" it was decided in the affirmative.

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

Whereupon Mr. Charles A. Allen introduced a bill, House Bill No. 150, a bill for "An act legalizing the Illinois State Poultry Association, to define certain duties of said association, to make appropriation therefor."

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

Mr. Boyd introduced a bill. House Bill No. 151, a bill for "An act to amend section 14 of an act entitled 'An act in regard to garnishment,'" approved March 9, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended by the act of May 31, 1879, in force July 1, 1879.

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

Mr. Branen introduced a bill, House Bill No. 152, a bill for "An · act to segulate the manufacture and sale of beer, ale and porter.

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

Mr. Brignadello introduced a bill, House Bill No. 153, a bill for An act to levy a tax on companies doing a life insurance business in this State.”

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

Mr. Eldridge introduced a bill, House Bill No. 151, a bill for "An act to amend section 1 of article 7 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 when appointed.

Mr. Gaines introduced a bill, House Bill No. 155, 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, became a law June 26, 1895, in force July 1, 1895.

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

Mr. Joy introduced a bill. House Bill No. 156, a bill for “An act making appropriations for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Central Asylum for the Insane.

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

Mr. Mitchell introduced a bill, House Bill No. 157, a bill for "An act to amend section three of an act entitled 'An act for the assessment of property and for the levy and collection of taxes,' ” approved March 30. 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended by an act approved May 13, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, as amended by an act approved June 19, 1893. in force July 1, 1893.

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

Mr. Morris introduced a bill, House Bill No. 158, a bill for "An act to provide for reporting the decisions of the Appellate Courts of this State, to fix the price of such reports and compensation of the reporter.”

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

Mr. Murray, of Clinton, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 159, a bill for “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend section seventy (70) of chapter three (3) of an act in regard to the administration of estates,"" approved June 5, 1889, in force July 1, 1889.

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

Mr. Organ introduced a bill, House Bill No. 160, a bill for "An act to amend section 26 of 'An act to revise the law in relation to counties,' approved and in force March 31, 1874, R. S. 1874.

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

Mr. Salmans introduced a bill, House Bill No. 161, a bill for "An act to protect from fraud persons dealing with corporations, firms or individuals, or their agents, engaged in the treatment of disease as specialists, or otherwise, or in selling or vending any nostrum, patent right, life or fire insurance."

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

Mr. Salmans introduced a bill, House Bill No. 162, a bill for "An act in relation to the liability of master or employer for injuries of a servant resulting from carelessness, awkwardness or want of skill of a fellow servant.

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

Mr. Selby introduced a bill, House Bill No. 163, a bill for “An act to amend section six of an act entitled 'An act to amend section one (1), two (2), six (6) and sixteen (16) of an act entitled 'an act to provide for and regulate the administration of trusts, by trust companies,' ” approved June 1, 1887.

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

Mr. Stoskopf introduced a bill, House Bill No. 164, a bill for "An act to amend an act entitled "An act in regard to attachments in courts of record,'” approved December 23, 1871, in force July 1, 1872, and the acts amendatory thereof by adding one section to same act to stand as section 411.

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

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Mr. Williams introduced a bill, House Bill No. 165, a bill for “An act to establish the Illinois State Colony for epileptics and for making an appropriation therefor."

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

Mr. Hall, of Cook, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 166, a bill for “An act to amend section seven (7) of 'an act to create sanitary districts and to remove obstructions in the Desplaines and Illinois rives,'" approved may 29, 1889, in force July 1, 1889, and amended by an act in force July 1, 1895.

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

Mr. McGoorty introduced a bill, House Bill No. 167, a bill for "An act to amend section twelve of 'an act to create sanitary districts and to remove obstructions in the Desplaines and Illinois rivers, approved May 29, 1889, in force July 1, 1889, and amended by an act in force July 1, 1895.

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

Mr. McGoorty introduced a bill, House Bill No. 168, a bill for “An act to amend section 17 of 'An act to create sanitary districts and to remove obstructions in Desplaines and Illinois rivers,” may 29, 1889, and in force July 1, 1889, and amended by an act in force July 1, 1895.

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

Mr. McGoorty introduced a bill, House Bill No. 169, a bill for "An act to amend section 25 of 'an act to create sanitary districts and to remove obstructions in the Desplaines and Illinois rivers,"”. proved May 29, 1889, in force July 1, 1889, and amended by an act in force July 1, 1895.

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

Mr. Kincheloe offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

WHEREAS, The Honorable R. H. Downing, a member of Twenty-ninth General Assembly of Illinois, departed this life on the morning of January 26, 1897. at his home, in Adams county, Illinois, therefore be it

Resolred, That in the death of Honorable R. H. Downing, Illinois has lot one of her distinguished sons, his district and county a genial, useful, upright and respected citizen, and his family a kind and indulgent husband and

Resolred, That the sympathy of the members of the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois is sincerely tendered to his family in their deep affliction, and that a copy of this preamble and resolution bë engrossed by the clerk and delivered to the family of the deceased.

And the resolution was adopted by a unanimous vote.

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Mr. Rowe offered the following resolution and moved its adoption: Resolved, That the Speaker be authorized to transmit in behalf of this House a message to the Goveror and General Assembly of the State of Pennsylvania, sympathizing with them in the loss by fire of their state capitol.

And the resolution was adopted.

Mr. Schwab offered the following resolution which was referred to the Committe on Judiciary:

AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION.

Resolred by the House of Representatires, the Senate concurring herein: That there shall be submitted to the voters of this State at the next election of members of the General Assembly, a proposition to amend the Constitution of this State, to-wit:

Resolred, That section two (2) of article fourteen (11) of said Constitution be amended to read as tollows: Section 2, amendments to this Constitution may be proposed in either house of the General Assembly, and if the same shall be voted for by two-thirds of all the members elected to each of the two houses such proposed amendments together with yeas and nays of each house thereon shall be entered in full on their respective journals and said amendments shall be submitted to the electors of this State for adoption or rejection at the next election of members of the General Assembly in such manner as may be prescribed by law.

The proposed amendments shall be published in full at least three (3) months preceding the election, and if a majority of the electors voting at said election shall vote for the proposed amendments they shall become a part of this constitution.

But, the General Assembly shall have no power to propose amendments to more tha

three articles of this Constitution at the same session, nor to the same articles oftener than once in two years.

Mr. Stoskopf offered the following resolution and moved that it be made a special order for Wednesday morning, February 10, immediately after the reading of the journal:

WHEREAS, There is now pending before Congress an act to reclassify and prescribe the salaries of the railway postal clerks, and

WHEREAS, The l'nited States Railway mail service is of inestimable value to all classes of our citizens and especially to the business classes, and

WHEREAS, The requirements of this branch of the postoffice department are so exacting calling for ability and sacrifices demanded in no other branch of the government service, and

WHEREAS, The continued improvement in this service demands additional requirements of the employés, and

WHEREAS, The Honorable Mr. Linton, in behalf of the National Railway Postal Clerks Association, has introduced into Congress a bill to reclassify railway postal clerks and prescribe their salaries, said bill having been indorsed by the Honorable Postmaster General, therefore be it

Resolred, By the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois that such act known as House Bill No. 1, be and the same is hereby indorsed and our Representatives in the United States Senate and House of Representatives are hereby requested to vote for and endeavor by all just means in their power to secure the passage of said House Bill No. 1.

Resolred, That a copy of the foregoing preamble and resolutions be transmitted to each Senator and member of Congress in this State and to the Honorable, the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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