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Those voting in the negative are: Messrs. Allen, R. H., Cochran,

Huffman,

Murray, A. G., Scrogin, Allen, C. A., Compton, Jarvis,

Needles,

Selby,
Atebison, Conlee,
Johnson, J. W., Organ,

Sharrock,
Bailey,
Craig.
Joy.
Perrottet,

Shepard,
Barnes,
Dewoody, Large,

Powell, James, Staudacher,
Barnett.
English,
Lovett,

Powell, Almet, Suttle,
Barricklow, Funk,

McGee,
Price,

Torrence,
Beer,
Gaines,
Marquiss,
Revell,

Ward,
Berryman, Garver,

Merriam,
Rhodes.

White,
Blood,
Hall, Frank L., Metcalf,

Salmans.

Williams,
Booth,
Harnsberger, Miller,

Sayler,

Wilson,
Brown,
Hart,
Montgomery, Schubert,

Nays-62.
Bryant,
Horn,

Murray, H. V.,
And the amendment was adopted.

Mr. Avery offered further amendments, which were voted on together: 2. Amend section 3, line 1, strike out the word “Northern” and insert in lieu thereof the word “

Central. 3. In section 3, line 3, strike out the word “Springfield” and insert in lieu thereof the word 'Ottawa."

4. In section 3, line 5, strike out the word “Central" and insert in lieu thereof the word "Northern." 5. In section 4, line 2, strike out the word "Springfield” and insert in lieu thereof the word "Ottawa.”

And the foregoing amendments were adopted.

Mr. Blood offered the following amendment, and moved its adoption:

Amend by striking out after the word "terminates,'' in line 7, section 3, all the rest of said section, and substituting therefor the following:

**The present Clerk of the Northern Grand Division shall continue in charge of the records and perform the duties of the office, and he shall turn over to the Clerk of the Southern and Central Divisions at the end of each month all the fees from their respective divisions.”

Whereupon, Mr. Suttle moved that further consideration be postponed until Thursday.

Mr. Shannahan moved to lay the foregoing motion upon the table.

The motion prevailed, and the motion to postpone was ordered to lie upon the table.

At the hour of 12:10 o'clock p. m., Mr. Barnes moved that the
House do now adjourn.
The motion was lost.
And the House refused to adjourn.
The question now recurring upon the adoption of the foregoing
amendment offered by Mr. Blood, it was decided in the negative.

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. Suttle arose to a question of privilege for the purpose of making a motion to reconsider the vote by which House Bill No. 73 failed to pass.

Mr. Murray, of Sangamon, raised the point of order that the motion was not in order at the present time because of the time having expired under the rules by which a motion to reconsider could be made.

The Chair ruled that owing to the fact that the gentleman who gave notice gave it for a longer time than the rules provide, the point of order was well taken, and the motion to reconsider was out of order.

The following named members were added to the standing committees by order of the Speaker:

Mr. Glade was added to the Committee on Railroads and to the Committee on Parks and Boulevards.

Mr. Alschuler was added to the Committee on Judiciary.
At the hour of 12:20 o'clock p. m. Mr. Needles moved that the
House do now adjourn.

The motion prevailed.
And the House stood adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1897–10 O'CLOCK A. M.

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

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

The House proceeding upon the order of reports of Standing Committees:

Mr. Cavanagh, forom 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. 23. A bill for an act to amend an act entitled "An act to establish appellate courts,' approved June 2, 1877, and providing for the creation of branch appellate courts.

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

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 concurred with the House in the passage of bills of the following title, to-wit:

HOUSE BILL No. 8. A bill for “An act to provide for an additional term of the circuit court in the county of Boone."

HOUSE BILL No. 39. A bill for “An act making appropriations for the State Board of Arbitration." Passed the Senate by a two-thirds vote, February 23, 1897.

J. H. PADDOCK,

Secretary of the Senate.

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. 47. A bill for "An act to appropriate money to pay the deficiency, in the expenses of the State Board of Equalization for the sessions held in 1895 and

1896.';

Passed the Senate, February 23, 1897.

J. H. PADDOCK,

Secretary of the Senate. And the bill was ordered printed and to a first reading.

Mr. Tisdel asked unanimous consent to introduce the following resolution, which was granted:

WHEREAS, The Honorable William Thiemann has been bereft of his father by deatb, therefore, be it

Resolred, That we the members of the House of the Fortieth General Assembly, hereby express our sorrow and sympathy to our fellow-member, Honorable William Thiemann and his family in their bereavement.

Resolved, That the Clerk of this House be, and he is hereby instructed to forward a copy of these resolutions properly engrossed to the Honorable William Thiemann.

And the resolution was unanimously adopted by a rising vote.

The hour having arrived, the time heretofore fixed for the special consideration of the Senate Joint Resolution relating to adjournment for the inauguration ceremonies at Washington, D. C., the same was taken up,

Whereupon Mr. Selby moved that this House do not concur with the Senate in said Joint Resolution.

The yeas and nays being demanded by five members present, a call of the roll was ordered, resulting as follows: Yeas 100, nays 19.

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Those voting in the negative are: Messrs.
Anderson, Bryan,

Farrell,
Revell,

Sehubert,
Allen, C. A., Busse, Robt. C., Glade,

Rowe.

Tisdel,
Avery,
Butler,
Kohlstedt,
Sayler,

Wilson,
Branen,
Cavanaugh, Nohe,

Schwab,

Nays-19. The motion prevailed and the House refused to concur with the Senate in the adoption of said resolution.

Mr. Hunter from the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, begs leave to report that the following joint resolutions have been correctly enrolled and filed with the Secretary of State on February 23, 1897, viz.:

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 7. For the belligerent rights of Cuba.

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 8. For a committee on joint rules.

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 9.

For adjournment.

The House proceeding upon the order of petitions.
Mr. Montgomery presented a petition relating to suffrage,
Which was referred to the Committee on Elections.
Mr. Hoffman presented a petition relating to fish and game,
Which was referred to the Committee on Fish and Game.

Mr. Buckner presented a petition relating to the Illinois National Guard,

Which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Shepard presented a petition relating to employment of prisoners,

Which was referred to the Committee on Penal and Reformatory Institutions.

Mr. Flannigan presented a petition relating to suffrage,
Which was referred to the Committee on Elections.
Mr. Sharrock presented a petition relating to suffrage,
Which was referred to the Committee on Elections.
Mr. Lathrop presented a petition relating to suffrage,
Which was referred to the Committee on Elections.
Mr. Lathrop presented a petition relating to suffrage,
Which was referred to the Committee on Elections.
Mr. Organ presented a petition relating to suffrage,
Which was referred to the Committee on Elections.
Mr. Joy presented a petition relating to shooting of game,
Which was referred to the Committee on Fish and Game

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