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of holding the same in the several counties in the judicial circuits in the State of Illinois, exclusive of Cook county,' approved May 24, 1879, and in force July 1, 1879; and amended by an act approved June 17, 1891, in force July 1, 1891,” giving to Saline county an additional term of court, and changing the March term of Salinė county to the first Monday in April,

Having been printed was taken up and read at large a second time.

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

House Bill No. 244, a bill for "An act in relation to the election of aldermen in cities under the minority representation plan,"

Having been printed was taken up and read at large a second time.

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

House Bill No. 109, a bill for "An act for the participation of the State of Illinois in the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition,”

Having been printed was taken up and read at large a second time,

Whereupon, Mr. Buckner offered the following amendments to said bill:

Amend by adding after the word "Governor'' in line one the word “forty" instead of "twenty-six."

And the amendment was adopted.

Mr. Craig moved that House Bill No. 109 be referred back to the Appropriation Committee.

Mr. Buckner moved that the motion of Mr. Craig be laid upon the table.

The motion prevailed,
And it was ordered to lie upon the table.
Mr. Needles offered the following amendment to House Bill 109:
Amend by striking out “$250” and inserting “$100” in section two, line five.
Whereupon, Mr. Craig offered the following amendment:
Amend by striking out section one.

Thereupon, Mr. Cochran moved to lay the amendment offered by Mr. Craig upon the table.

The motion prevailed,
And the amendment was ordered to lie upon the table.

Mr. Buckner then moved to amend the motion of Mr. Needles by inserting "$150” in lieu of “$100."

And the amendment was accepted by Mr. Needles.

The question now recurring on the foregoing amendment of Mr. Needles it was decided in the affirmative.

And the amendment was adopted

There being no further amendments, the amendments were ordered engrossed and printed.

And the question now being, "Shall the bill, as amended, be ordered engrossed for a third reading?" it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Cochran moved to make House Bill No. 53, a special order for Tuesday, February 23, 1897.

And the motion prevailed.

And House Bill No. 53 was made a special order for Tuesday, February 23, 1897.

At the hour of 10:55 o'clock a. m., Mr. Cochran moved that this House do now adjourn.

The motion was lost.
And the House refused to adjourn.

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

WHEREAS, There have been appointed by the Legislatures of Missouri and Kansas joint committees for the purpose of investigating stock yards; and,

WHEREAS, Said joint committees, in pursuance of said appointments, will visit this State; therefore, be it

Resolred by the General Assembly of the State of Minois: That a joint committee be appointed consisting of four (4) members of the House and three (3) of the Senate to confer with said Missouri and Kansas joint committee in inspecting the stock yards of Illinois; and be it

Resolved, That joint committee so appointed is hereby authorized to investigate as to stock yard charges, findings, etc., and to send for persons and papers and administer oaths and report their findings to this General Assembly.

Mr. Craig moved to refer to Committee on Live Stock and Dairy

ing,

Which motion was lost.
The question now recurring upon the adoption of the resolution,

Pending which, at the hour of 11 o'clock a. m., Mr. Selby moved that this House do now adjourn.

The motion was lost.
And the House refused to adjourn.

Whereupon Mr. Merriam moved to make the foregoing resolution a special order for next Tuesday morning immediately after the reading of the journal.

And the motion prevailed.

Thereupon, the resolution offered by Mr. Berryman was made a special order for Tuesday morning, February 23, immediately after the reading of the journal.

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A message from the Senate by Mr. Paddock, 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:

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein: That when the two Houses adjourn on Friday, February 19, 1897, they stand adjourned until Tuesday, February 23, 1897, at 10 o'clock a. m. Concurred in February 19, 1897.

J. H. PADDOCK, Secretary. At the hour of 11:05 o'clock a. m., Mr. Selby again moved that this House do now adjourn.

The motion was lost.
And the House refused to adjourn.

Mr. Buckner, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred the following resolution, reported favorably and recommended that the same be referred to the Committee on Appropriations:

WHEREAS, The National Government, having established and constituted the Battlefield of Shiloh, Tenn., as a National Park, we, your petitioners, exsoldiers, respectfully request that you use your efforts to secure the enactment of such legislation as will provide, at the expense of the State, such monumental stones on Shiloh battlefield as will designate the position of each regiment and battery of the State, and which will suitably commemorate the valor of the sons of Illinois on that most sanguinary field; therefore,

Resolved by the Comrades of the W. H. L. Wallace Post: That we most earnestly urge the Senators and Representatives now in session to work and vote for a liberal appropriation for the furtherance of the above object.

And the resolution was so referred.

At the hour of 11:15 o'clock a. m., Mr. Selby moved that this House do now adjourn.

The motion prevailed.

And the House stood adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock a. m., Tuesday, February 23, 1897.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1897—10 O'CLOCK A. M.

The House met pursuant to adjournment,
The Speaker in the Chair.
Prayer by the Reverend A. G. Goodspeed.

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

Mr. Edelstein arose to a question of personal privilege, which was granted.

The hour having arrived, the time heretofore fixed for the special consideration of House Bill No. 24, a bill for "An act in relation to the Supreme Court."

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time,

Whereupon Mr. Alschuler offered the following amendments to said bill:

Amend House Bill No. 24 by striking out all of section 5 and insert in lieu thereof as section 5 the following:

Section 5. All appeals to the Supreme Court shall be prayed and allowed at the term at which judgment, order or decree appealed from is rendered, and not more than twenty days after the date of entry of such judgment, order or decree. Authenticated copies of records or judgments, orders and decrees appealed from shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the Supreme Court on or before the second day of the succeeding terın of said court: Prorided, Thirty days shall have intervened between the day on which the order allowing such appeal shall have been entered and the first day of such succeeding term of said court. But if less than thirty days shall have intervened as aforesaid then such copies of records shall be filed on or before the second day of the second term succeeding the allowance of said appeal, otherwise the said bill shall be dismissed, unless further time to file the same shall have been granted by said

court or by some justice thereof in term or vacation upon good cause shown.

And the amendment was adopted. Mr. Alschuler offered the following further amendment: Amend House Bill No. 24 by striking out all of section 6, and by inserting in lieu thereof as section 6, the following section 6:" All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.

And the amendment was adopted.

Whereupon, Mr. Miller offered the following further amendment to said bill:

Amend House Bill No. 24 by inserting after the word "thereof” in line 9, section 3, the words in all business originating in their respective grand divisions."

And the amendment was adopted. Whereupon Mr. Miller offered the following further amendment: Amend House Bill No. 24 by striking out all the title thereof, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

A bill for an act to diminish the number of the judicial divisions of the Supreme Court, to change the time and places of holding said court, and to regulate the practice in said court.

And the amendment was adopted. Mr. Avery offered the following amendment: Amend House Bill No. 24 in section 2, strike out the word “Springfield" and insert in lieu thereof the word “Ottawa.''

Mr. Hall, of Cook, offered the following amendment to the amendment:

Amend the amendment by striking out the word “Ottawa" and inserting the word “Chicago"' in place thereof.

Mr. Selby moved to table the amendment offered by Mr. Hall. And the motion prevailed, And the amendment was ordered to lie upon the table. Mr. Needles offered the following amendment to the amendment: Amend the amendment by striking out the word “Ottawa” and insert the word “Mt. Vernon."

Whereupon, Mr. McLauchlan moved that the same be laid upon the table.

The motion prevailed,
And the motion of Mr. Needles was ordered to lie upon the table.

Pending discussion Mr. Barricklow moved the previous question, “shall the main question be now put?"

The question being, "Shall the main question be now put?" it was decided in the affirmative.

The question now recurring on the adoption of the amendment offered by Mr. Avery, to-wit:

Amend House Bill No. 24, in section 2 strike out the word “Springfield" and insert in lieu thereof the word “Ottawa."

The yeas and nays being demanded by five members the roll was called for that purpose, resulting as follows: Yeas, 66; nays, 62.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Anderson, Cavanaugh. Houghton,

Morris,

Sherman,
Andrus,
Daugherty, Hunter,

Murdock,

Steen, Alschuler, Dineen,

Kain,

Murray, George, Sterchie,
Avery,
Edelstein, Kohlstedt.

Nichols,

Stoskopf, Bartling, Eldredge, LaMonte.

Nohe,

Sullivan,
Bovey,
Ely,
Laub,
Noling,

Tisdel.
Branen,
Farrell,
McDonough, Novak,

Trousdale,
Bristol,
Flannigan, McGinnis,

O'Shea,

Trowbridge,
Bryan,
Fuller,
McGoorty,
Parrish,

Walleek,
Buckner,
Galligar,
McGuire.
Payne,

Wathier,
Busell,
Glade,
McEniry,

Quanstrom, Weidmaier,
Busse, Robt. C. Guflin,
McLauchlin, Rowe,

Wylie,
Butler,
Hall, Ross C., Meaney,

Shanahan,

Yeas-66 Carmody, Hammers,

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