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Mr. Buckner offered the following resolution, and moved its adoption:

Resolved, That the Clerk of the House notify the Senate that the House has organized by the election of the following named officers, and is now ready to proceed with the business of the session:

Speaker-Ed. C. Curtis, of Kankakee.
Clerk John A. Reeve, of Macon.
First Assistant Clerk-B. H. McCann, of McLean.
Second Assistant Clerk-G. K. Adams, of Lake.
Third Assistant Clerk-G. L. Peterson, of Cook.
Doorkeeper-Ed. Harlan, of Clark.
First Assistant Doorkeeper-A. V. Halleck, of Will.
Second Assistant Doorkeeper–J. F. Spaulding, of Ogle.
Third Assistant Doorkeeper-Geo. Caughlin, of St. Clair.
Postmaster-Mrs. Millie Jackson, of Marion.
Assistant Postmaster-Miss Mamie Cowan, of Christian.
And the resolution was adopted.

Mr. Shanahan offered the following resolution, and moved its adoption:

Resolred, That a committee of three members be appointed by the Speaker to wait upon the Governor, and notify him that the House is organized by the election of a Speaker and other permanent officers, and is now ready to receive any communication which he may have to present.

The resolution was adopted.

The Speaker appointed the following named members to act as such committee: Messrs. Shanahan, chairman; Murray and McGoorty.

Mr. Powell offered the following resolution, and moved its adoption: Resolred, That the Speaker of this House be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint six (6) policemen and ten (10) pages, and one person to act as private secretary to the Speaker, as provided for in an act of the General Assembly, approved May 28, 1877.

The resolution was adopted. A message from the Governor, by Wm. F. Dose, Private Secretary: Mr. Speaker:- I am directed by the Governor to lay before the House of Representatives the following communication: STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

SPRINGFIELD, Jan. 6, 1897. To the Honorable, the House of Representatives:

In conformity with the Constitution of the State, I have the honor to transmit herewith my biennial message.

John P. ALTGELD, Governor. On motion of Mr. Craig, the reading of said message was postponed, to be taken up in the future.

Mr. Rowe offered the following resolution, and moved its adoption: Resolved, That the Clerk of this House be, and he is, hereby authorized to appoint a typewriter and a bill clerk at the per diem allowed by law to assistant clerks, and two janitors for Clerk's office and bill room, and the Speaker is hereby authorized to place the names of said appointees on the pay-roll of the House.

The question being on the adoption of the foregoing resolution, it was decided in the affirmative by a unanimous vote.

The following appointments were announced under the foregoing resolution:

W. H. Kritzinger, bill clerk.
H. P. Handthorn, typewriter.
Wm. Scofield, janitor bill room.
R. T. Reeve, janitor Clerk's office.

Mr. Sayler offered the following resolution, and moved its adoption:

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the two Houses shall meet in joint session in the hall of the House of Representatives on Thursday, the 7th day of January, A. D. 1897, at the hour of 10:30 o'clock a. m., for the purpose of canvassing the returns of the election for State officers held on the third day of November, A. D. 1896, as required by the Constitution of this State.

The resolution was adopted. Mr. Lyon offered the following resolution, and moved its adoption: Resolred, That a committee of seven (7), of which the Speaker shall be chairman, shall be appointed by the Speaker to prepare and report rules for the government of this House during the present session.

And the resolution was adopted. Fred A. Busse offered the following resolution, and moved its adoption:

Resolved, That the persons hereinafter mentioned be, and are, hereby declared elected enrolling and engrossing clerks of this House, that the names of these clerks be entered on the pay-roll of the House, and that they be paid the rate authorized by law: Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk, Charles E. Dole; First Assistant Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk, s. M. Smyth; Second Assistant Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk, Moses W. Porter.

The resolution was unanimously adopted. Mr. Bovey offered the following resolution and moved its adoption: Resolved, That the hour of ten (10) o'clock a. m. shall be the standing hour to which the House shall adjourn unless otherwise ordered by a majority vote of the House.

And the resolution was adopted.

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

Resolved, That the Speaker of this House be, and he is, hereby authorized to appoint a chaplain to open the sessions with prayer, at a per diem not exceeding three dollars.

The question being on the adoption of the foregoing resolution, it was decided in the affirmative by a unanimous vote.

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

Resolved, That George R. Berriman be appointed extra policeman of this House, and detailed to take charge of the press galleries and the accommodation of the press.

The question being on the adoption of the foregoing resolution, it was decided in the affirmative by a unanimous vote.

At the hour of two thirty (2:30) p. m., on motion of Mr. Bovey, the House adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock a. m. to-morrow.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1897.

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

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

Mr. Fuller offered the following resolution, and moved its adoption:

Resolved, That the Speaker be, and he is, hereby authorized to appoint a person who has had experience in the ventilation of public buildings as superintendent of ventilation at a per diem of three dollars, and also two assistants at a per diem of two dollars each.

And the resolution was adopted unanimously. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Paddock, Secretary: Mr. Speaker:-I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has met and organized by the election of the following officers, and is now ready for the transaction of business:

President pro tempore-Hendrick V. Fisher.
Secretary-James H. Paddock.
First assistant secretary-James Conwell.
Second assistant secretary-C. J. McManis.
Third assistant secretary-Charles Wanger.
Bill clerk-Clarence J. Root.
Enrolling and engrossing clerk-Charles W. Baldwin.
First assistant enrolling and engrossing clerk-P. M. Warner.
Second assistant enrolling and engrossing clerk-Charles F. Herb.
Third assistant enrolling and engrossing clerk-W. B. Merrill.
President's private secretary-W. W. Lewis.
Chaplain-Reverend A. G. Goodspeed.
Sergeant-at-arms-J. C. Ware.
First assistant sergeant-at-arms-H. C. Dempsey.
Second assistant sergeant-at-arms-Wm. F. McCarthy.
Postmaster-Fannie M. Worthington.
Assistant postmaster-Mrs. Ida M. Bacon.
Superintendent ventilation-W. N. Coons.
Assistant superintendent ventilation-Jas. Logan.
Mail carrier-John Donelan.
Messenger for Secretary's room-Chas. Fergley.
Janitor President's room-Thos. Barbee.
Janitor Democratic cloak room-R. Sunderland.

Policemen-Prim White, John W. Smalley, Martin Rankin, James H. Jenkins and R. S. Donaldson.

J. H. PADDOCK, Secretary of Senate.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Paddock, Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has adopted the following joint resolution, in the adoption of which I am instructed to ask the concurrence of the House of Representatives, towit:

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 1. Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That the two houses meet in joint session in the House of Representatives, on Monday, the 11th day of January, 1. D. 1897, at 12 o'clock m., for the purpose of witnessing the inauguration of Governor, Lieutenant Governor and the other State officers-elect of the State of Illinois, and that a joint committee of sixteen (16), nine (9) on the part of the House and seven (7) on the part of the Senate, be appointed to arrange for the inauguration of the Governor, Lientenant Governor and the other State officers, and to provide for the admission of persons to the hall and galleries of the House upon that occasion. Adopted January 6, 1897.

J. H. PADDOCK, Secretary of Senate. The foregoing joint resolution was taken up and, on motion, was concurred in.

Ordered that the clerk inform the Senate thereof.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Allen introduced a bill. House Bill No. 1, a bill for “An act making appropriation for the payment of the employés of the Fortieth General Assembly.“

The bill was taken up and, by unanimous consent, was read at large a first time, ordered printed and to a second reading.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Allen introduced a bill, House Bill No. 2, a bill for "An act to provide for the incidental expenses of the Fortieth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, and for the care and custody of the State House and grounds, incurred or to be incurred and now unprovided for.

The bill was taken up and, by unanimous consent, was read at large a first time, ordered printed and to a second reading.

Mr. Busse offered the following resolution and movel its adoption:

Resolrei, That the Speaker of the House be, and he is hereby, authorized "0) appoint not to exceed twenty-two (22) janitors to serve this House. Said appointees to be assigned by the Speaker to serve in the llone, the galleries and the cloak rooms and committee rooms as may, in the judgment of the Speaker, be from time to time required.

The resolution was adopted manimously. Mr. Nohe offered the following resolution and moved its adoption: Resolreil, by the House of Representatives, the Senate marring therrin, That when the two houses adjourn on Thursday, January 7, 1. D. 1897, they stand adjourned until 9 o'clock a. m. on Monday, January 11, 1897.

And the resolution was adopted.

Speakers announcement of committee on the part of the House to arrange for inaugural ceremonies: Messrs. Needles. Bryan. Sayler. Merriman, Funk, Shanahan. Murray of Stark, McGee, Stoskopf, and Murray of Sangamon.

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