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property at its fair cash value a misdemeanor, and providing for the punishment thereof."

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

The Speaker laid before the House the following House Committee on enrolled bills: Messrs.

Hunter, chairman.
Ward,

Laub,
A. B. Cochran, clerk.

The House proceeding upon the order of House bills on first reading,

House Bill No. 24, a bill for “An act in relation to the supreme court.”

Was taken up and read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading

House Bill No. 19, a bill for “An act to amend section one (1) of an act entitled 'An act to exempt certain personal property from attachment and sale on execution, and from distress for rent, approved May 24, 1877, in force July 1, 1877.

Was taken up and read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading.

The House proceeding upon the order of House bills on third reading.

House Bill No. 8, a bill for "An act to provide for an additional term of the Circuit Court in the county of Boone,"

Having been engrossed, and the amendments adopted thereto having been printed, was taken up and read at large a third time.

And the question being, "Shall the bill pass ?" it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 127; nays, O.

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

King,
Needles:

Shanahan,
Andrus,
Daugherty,
Kohlstedt, Nichols,

Sharrock,
Allen, R. H., Dewoody,

LaMonte,
Nohe,

Shepard,
Allen, C.A., Dickson,

Lathrop,
Noling,

Sherman,
Alschuler, Dinneen,

Laub.
Nothnagle,

Staudacher,
Atchison.
Edelstein,

Lovett,
Novak,

Sterchie,
Avery,
Eldredge,

Lyon,
O'Donnell,

Stoskopf,
Barnes,
Ely.
McDonough, Olsen,

Sullivan,
Barnett,
Farrell,

McGee,
O'Shea,

Suttle,
Barricklow, Flannigan, McGinnis, Parrish,

Thiemann.
Bartling,
Fuller,
McGoorty, Payne,

Thomas,
Berryman, Funk,

McGuire,
Perrottet.

Torrence,
Booth,
Gaines.
McEniry.
Perry,

Trousdale.
Bovey,
Garver.

McLauchlan, Powell, James, Trowbridge,
Boyd,
Glade,

Marquiss, Powell, Almet, Walleck,
Brignadello, Guffin,

Meaney,
Price,

Ward,
Brown,
Harnsberger, Merriam.

Quanstrom, Wathier,
Bryan,
Hart.

Merrill,
Revell,

Webb,
Buckner,
Horn.

Metcalf,
Rhodes,

Weidmaier,
Busell,
Houghton,

Miller,
Rowe,

White,
Busse, Fred A., Huffman,

Mitchell.
Salmans,

Williams,
Busse, Robt. C., Hussman,
Montgomery, Sayler,

Wilson,
Butler,
Jarvis,
Morris,
Schwab,

Wood,
Cavanaugh, Johnson, J. W.. Murray, H. V., Schubert,

Wylie.
Cochran,
Johnson, C. C., Murray. A. G.,' Scrogin,

Yeas--127.
Compton,
Joy,
Murray, (teo., Selby,

Nays-0.

This bill, expressing an emergency in the body of the act, and having received the votes of two-thirds of the members elected, was declared passed.

Ordered that the title be as aforesaid and that the Clerk inform the Senate thereof.

House Bill No. 88, a bill for “An act to amend section thirty-five (35) of an act in regard to the practice in actions of ejectment," approved March 25, 1872, in force July 1, 1872,

Was taken up and read at large a second time. Mr. Compton offered the following amendment: Amend by inserting after the word "act,"' in line 13 of the printed bill, the following: "Except for good and sufficient cause."

And the amendment was adopted. Mr. Compton offered the following amendment: Amend by striking out in line 15 of the printed bill the following words, "upon a life estate," and insert in lieu thereof the following, “on trust deed.'

And the amendment was adopted.

And the question being, "Shall the bill be engrossed for a third reading!" it was decided in the affirmative.

House Bill No. 10, a bill for “An act to amend section thirty-three (33) of an act entitled 'An act in regard to elections and to provide for filling vacancies in elective office,'” approved April 3, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended by an act approved June 22, 1885, in force July 1, 1885.

Was taken up and read at large a second time,

And the question being, “Shall the bill be engrossed and printed for a third reading ?” it was decided in the affirmative.

House Bill No. 72, a bill for “An act to amend section nineteen of an act entitled 'An act to provide for the printing and distribution of ballots at public expense, and for the nomination of candidates for public offices, to regulate the manner of holding elections, and to enforce the secrecy of the ballot,'” approved June 22, 1891, in forcé July 1, 1891,

Was taken up and read at large a second time. Mr. Montgomery offered the following amendment: Amend House Bill No. 72 by striking out all after the word “herein” in line 9.

Mr. Cochran moved to lay the amendment offered by Mr. Montgomery on the table.

The motion prevailed, and the amendment was ordered to lay upon the table.

And the question being, "Shall the bill be engrossed and printed for a third reading ?” it was decided in the affirmative.

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

WHEREAS, The visitors and spectators frequenting the House embarrass the members occupying the rear row of seats; therefore, be it

Resolved by the House, That the Secretary of State be instructed to construct a guardrail as best he can to so protect the occupants of said seats, and the Doorkeeper is further instructed to exclude all but members from within the said guard rail.

Mr. Avery moved to lay the resolution on the table.
And the motion was lost.
The question now recurring on the adoption of the resolution.
It was decided in the affirmative.

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

Resolved, That the part of the Geological Collection now occupying committee rooms one and two be removed to some other rooms in the Capitol Building.

And the resolution was adopted.

Mr. Allen, of Vermilion, offered the following resolution, and moved its adoption:

WHEREAS, The arrangements have been completed for the holding of the annual meeting of the Illinois Farmers’ Institute in the State House February 23, 24, 25 and 26, 1897; and,

WHEREAS, The General Assembly of Illinois, appreciating the great benefits resulting from the holding of Farmers' Institute meetings, has passed a law creating the Illinois Farmers’ Institute for the purpose of developing a greater interest through and organization in the better cultivation of crops, in the care of breeding of the most profitable type of domestic animals, in extending dairy husbandry, promoting horticulture, directing attention to the importance of farm drainage, stimulating the spirit of improvement in the construction of the public roads, and discussing the best methods of general farm management; and,

WHEREAS, The services of practical and successful farmers, fruit-growers, dairymen, agriculturalists, have been secured as speakers for said annual meeting of the Illinois Farmers' Institute, and great good will result to the farmers of this State through the reading of the papers to be presented, and the discussion of matters pertaining to the further development of our agricultural resources; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Members of the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois, That the use of the Hall of Representatives is hereby granted to the farmers interested in said public meetings for the afternoons and evenings of February 23, 24, 25 and 26, 1897.

And the resolution was adopted.

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

WHEREAS, The Honorable Clark J. Tisdel has been bereft of his father by the hand of death; therefore, be it

Resolved, That we, the members of the House of the Fortieth General Assembly, hereby express our sorrow and sympathy to our fellow member, Honorable Clark J. Tisdel, and his family in their bereavement.

Resolred, That the Clerk of the House be and he is hereby instructed to forward a copy of these resolutions properly engrossed to the Honorable Clark J. Tisdel.

And the resolution was adopted by a rising vote.

At the hour of 12:00 o'clock m., Mr. Selby moved that the House do now adjourn.

The motion prevailed,
And the House stood adjourned.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1897–10 O'CLOCK A. M.

The House met pursuant to adjournment, The Speaker in the Chair. Prayer by the Chaplain of the Senate, the Reverend Mr. Goodspeed. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Wanger, Assistant Secretary: Mr. Speaker:-I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has passed a bill of the following title, in the passage of which I am instructed to ask the concurrence of the House of Representatives, to-wit:

SENATE BILL No. 95. A bill for “An act to provide for casual deficits or failures in revenue." Passed the Senate February 17, 1897.

J. H. PADDOCK,

Secretary of the Senate. Ordered printed and to a first reading.

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

Mr. Cavanaugh from the Committee on Enrolled and Engrossed Bills, reports that a bill of the following title has been correctly engrossed and returned herewith:

HOUSE BILL No, 58, A bill for an act to amend section 3, an act entitled “An act to prevent and punish abandonment of wife and children by husband," approved June 17, 1893, in force July 1, 1893.

Whereupon the bill was placed in the order of House Bills on third reading.

Mr. Cavanaugh from the Committee on Enrolled and Engrossed Bills, reports that a bill of the following title has been correctly engrossed and returned herewith:

HOUSE BILL No. 20. A bill for an act to amend section eight (8) of chapter ninety-five (95), of the revised statutes of the State of Illinois, entitled "An act to revise the law in relation to mortgages of real and personal property," approved March 26, 1874, in force July 1, 1874.

Whereupon the bill was placed in the order of House Bills on third reading

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