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The Speaker announced the appointment of Rer. David G. Bradford, of Will county, Chaplain of the House for the session.

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

Resolved, That the papers now on the Speaker's table, relating to contested seats in the House, presented by the Secretary of State, and all matters (oncerning said contests, be, and the same are hereby, referred to a committee of fifteen members, to be known as the Committee on Election, said committee to be appointed by the Speaker of this House and to have power when appointed to send for persons and papers, to take testimony, to employ a clerk if found necessary, and to report to the House thereon at any time.

And the resolution was adopted.

Speaker's announcement of Committee on Rules: Mr. Speaker, Chas. A. Allen, Shubert, ('raig and Morris.

The Speaker laid before the House the message of Governor John P. Altgeld, the same was being read at large by the ('lerk of the House, when Mr. Needles moved that further reading be postponed.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Wanger. Assistant Secretary: Mr. Speaker:--I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate bas concurred in the adoption of the following joint resolution, to-wit:

Resolred, by the llouse of Representatives, the Senate concuring herein: That the two houses shall meet in joint session in the hall of the House of Representatives, on Thursday, the seventh day of January, A. D. 1897, at the hour of 10:30 o'clock a. for the

purpose

of «anvassing the returns of the election for State officers, held on the third day of November, J. D. 1896, as required by the l'onstitution of the State. ('oncurred in January 7, 1897.

J. H. PADDOCK, Secretary of the Senate. I message from the Senate by Mr. Wanger. Assistant Secretary. Mr. Speaker:-I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has concurred in the adoption of the following joint resolution, to-wit:

Resolul, by the Iloust of Representatives, the Senate concurring herrin, That when the two houses aljourn on Thursday, January 7, A. 1), 1887, they stand adjourned until !) o'clock a. m. on Monday, January 11, 19:17. ('oncurred in January 7, 1997.

J. H. PADD005, Sierary of the Sinute. The hour of 10:30 o'clock i. m. having arrived, being the time heretofore fixed by the joint resolution adopted by the Senate and House of Representatives at which the returns of the election of Governor. Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, duitor of Publie Accounts. Treasurer and Attorney General should be canvassed and published in the presence of the two houses.

The Senate, preceded by its President, appeared in the hall of the House of Representatives, and, by direction of the Speaker, were assigned to seats

Thereupon the joint assembly was called to order by the Speaker of the Ilouse.

The President of the Senate directed the Secretary of the Senate to call the roll of the Senate, whereupon the following Senators answered to their names. Anthony, Dresser, Harding, McCloud,

Putnam, Aspinwall. Dunlap.

Hull,

McConnel, Sawyer.
Baxter,
Dwyer,

Humphrey, Mckinlay, Sparks,
Bogardus, Edwards,

lunt,
Morrison,

Stubblefield,
Bollinger,
Evans,
Kingsbury. Mounts,

Sullivan,
('ampbell,
Fisher,
Landrigan. Munroe.

Templeton,
tase,
Fitzpatrick, Leeper,

Vetterstrom,

Warder,
(hapman,
Fort.
Lundin,
O'Brien,

Wells, ('rawford, Granger,

Mahoney.
Payne.

Willoughby.
(arley.
Hamilton, Manifold,

Pemberton, Mr. President. Fifty Senators answered to their names.

The President of the Senate announced a quorum of the Senate present.

The Speaker of the House directed the Clerk of the House to call the roll of members, whereupon the following members answered to their names: Anderson, Cochran. Hussman, Morey,

Schubert,
Andrus.
Compton,
Jarvis,
Morris.

Scrogin,
Allen.C. A., ('onlee.
Johnson, J. W., Murdoch,

Selby.
Allen, R. H., Craig,

Johnson, C. C., Murray, Geo., Shanahan,
Alschuler.
Curtis,
Joy,

Murray. A.G.. Sharrock,
Atchison,
Daugherty, Kain.

Murray, H, V., Shepard,
Avery.
Dewoody.
Kilcourse, Needles,

Staudacher,
Bailey,
Dickson,
Kinchelor, Nichols,

Steen,
Barnes.
Dinneen,
King,
Vohe,

Sterchie.
Barnett,
Edelstein.
Kolstedt,
Voling.

Stewart.
Barricklow, Eldredge,

La Monte,

Nothnagel, Stoskopf,
Bartling.
Ely.
Large,
Novak,

Sullivan,
Beer,
English,
Lathrop.
O'Donnell,

Suttle,
Kerrymall,
Farrell,
Laub,
Olsen,

Thiemann,
Blood,
Flanpigan, Lorett,

Organ,

Thomas,
Booth.
Fuller,
Lyon,
O'Shea,

Tisdel,
Bovey,
Funk,
McDonough. Parish.

Torrence.
Boyd,
Gaines.
McGee,
Payne,

Trousdale,
Branen,
(alligan,
McGinnis, Perrottet,

Trowbridge,
Brignadello. Garver,

McGoorty.
Perry,

Walleck,
Bristol.
Glade,
YcGuire,

Powell, Jas.. Ward,
Brown,
Guthin,
McEniry.

Powell. Almet. Wathier,
Bryan,
Hall, Ross (.. McLauchlan, Price,

Webb,
Bryant
Hall, Frank L., Marquis,

Quanstrom, Wiedmaier,
Bu kner.
Hanimers. Meaney,

Revell

White,
Busell,
Harnsberger, Merriam,

Rhodes,

Williams,
Busse, Fred ...
Hart,
Merrill.
Rowe.

Wilson,
Busse. Robt. (., Horn.

Metcalf,
Salmans,

Wood,
Butler.
Houghton,
Miller,
Sayler,

Wylie.
('armody,
Huffman,
Mitchell

Schwab,
Cavanaugh. Hunter,

Montgomery,
One hundred and fifty-two members answered to their names.
The Speaker announced a quorum of the House present.

A quorum of the House and Senate being present the Speaker of the House. pursuant to section four (4) of article five () of the Constitution, proceeded to open the returns of the election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November, 1896, for Govrrnor, Lieutenant Gorernor, Secretary of State and Attorney Genral, and to publish the same.

The returns having been duly opened and published in the presnce of a majority of the members of both Houses, the Speaker announced the result of the canvass of the election for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, State Treasurer and Attorney General, as follows:

FOR GOVERNOR.

John P. Altgeld....
John R. Tanner.
George W. Gere..
Charles A. Baustian
Isaac W. Higgs..
William S. Forman
Scattering

474, 256 587, 637 14,559

985

723 8, 102

10

John R. Tanner having received the highest number of votes cast for any one person for the office of Governor, was declared elected to the office of Governor of the State of Illinois for the term of four years from the second Monday, being the 11th day of January, A. D. 1897, and until his successor is elected and qualified.

FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.

Monroe C. Crawford.
William A. Northcott.
Henry B. Kepley.
Charles R. Davis.
John A. Kirkpatrick.
Chester A. Babcock.
Henry D. Lloyd..
Robert C. Allen
Scattering

464, 475 601, 829 11,390 1,084

739 7, 155 1,003

15 2

William A. Northcott having received the highest number of votes cast for any one person for the office of Lieutenant Governor, was declared elected to the office of Lieutenant Governor of the State of Illinois for the term of four (4) years from the second Monday, being the 11th day of January. A. D. 1897. and until his successor is elected and qualified.

FOR SECRETARY OF STATE.

Finis E. Downing
James A. Rose
Alonzo E. Wilson..
John Raymond Pepin.
Lloyd G. Spencer.
Charles S. Wiley.
L. A. Quelmalz..

163, 746 601,357 11. 193 1. 159

800 6,892

937

James A. Rose having received the highest number of votes cast for any one person for the office of Secretary of State of the State of Illinois, was declared elected to said office for the term of four years from the second Monday, being the 11th day of January. A. D. 1897, and until his successor is elected and qualified.

FOR AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACYOU'NTS.

Andrew L. Maxwell.
James S. McCullough..
Arthur J. Bassett.
Fred Heintz...
John A. Hoopes.
Frederick E. W. Brink
Grant Dunbar.

463,561 601,574 11,095 1, 172

794 6,898

948

James S. McCullough having received the highest number of votes cast for any one person for the office of Auditor of Public Accounts of the State of Illinois, was declared elected to said office for the term of four years from the second Monday, being the 11th day of January, A. D. 1897. and until his successor is elected and qualified.

FOR STATE TREASURER.

Edward ('. Pace..
Henry L. Hertz..
Eugenio K. Hayes
Fritz Hintze..
John A. L. Scott.
Edward Ridgely
Scattering

473, 050 589, 714 11,859 1,160

958 8, 413

1

Henry L. Hertz having received the highest number of votes cast for any one person for the office of State Treasurer of the State of Illinois, was declared elected to said office for the term of two years from the second Monday, being the 11th day of January. A. D. 1897, and until his successor is elected and qualified.

FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL.

(ieorge A. Trude. Edward C. Akin. Robert H. Patton, Paul Ebman.. Cieorge A. Gordon.. Daniel V. Samuels Edwin I. Burdick

466, 306 398,965 11, 115 1.163

830 6,912

922

Edward ('. Akin having received the highest number of votes cast for any one person for the office of Attorney General of the State of Illinois, was declared elected to said office for the term of four years from the second Monday, being the 11th day of January, A. D. 1897, and until his successor is elected and qualified.

Mr. Parrish, of the House, offered the following resolution: Resoluued by the Joint Assembly, That a joint committee of three on the part of the House and two on the part of the Senate he appointed to wait on the Hon. John R. Tanner and inform him of his election as Governor of this State, and they also inform the Hon. William A. Northcott of bis election as Lieutenant Governor of this State, and also to inform the other State officers. mlect and invite them to meet the two houses at 12 o'clock, noon, on Monday, January 11, A. D. 1897, for the purpose of taking their oaths of office.

And the resolution was adopted.

The Speaker, on the part of the House appointed the following members as such committee: Messrs. Parrish, Sharrock and Barnes.

The Lieutenant Governor, on the part of the Senate, appointed the following named Senators as such committee: Messrs. Bogardus and Wells.

At the hour of 11 a. m., on Thursday, January 7, A. D. 1897, Mr. Shanahan, of Cook, moved that the Joint Assembly be now dissolved,

And the motion prevailed.

At the hour of 11:10 o'clock, a. m.. Thursday, January 7. A. D. 1897. on motion or Mr. Allen, of Vermilion, the House adjourned to meet at 9 o'clock a. m., Monday, January 11. A. D. 1897.

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