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batteries of artillery participated in the operations it is intended to commemorate, being a much larger number than from any other state, and for the further reason that a greater number of her gallant soldiers participated in those operations than were assembled under one command by any other operation of the war; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein: That the Legislature of the State of Illinois, by this concurrent resolution, asks that the above named bill (H. R. 4339) be passed during this session of Congress, and request the Senators and members of the House of Representatives in Congress from Illinois to labor earnestly for its passage; and the Secretary of State is hereby directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Senators and members of the House of Representatives from Illinois, to the Hon. Thomas B. Reed, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and to the Hon. John A. T. Hull, Chairman of the House Committee on Military Affairs.

And the resolution was adopted.
Ordered that the Clerk inform the Senate thereof.

At the hour of 11:20 o'clock a. m. Mr. Murdock moved that the House do now adjourn.

The motion prevailed.
And the House stood adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 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. Needles, the further reading of the same was dispensed with and it was ordered to stand approved.

Mr. Allen, of Vermilion, moved that when the House adjourn today, it adjourn to meet at 5 o'clock p. m. on Monday, January 18, 1897.

The Chair appointed the following additional pages: S. Minor Selegman,

Quincy Wilson, Teddy Bechtel,

John Highfield. T. Ross Funkhouser,

At the hour of 10:05 o'clock a. m., Mr. Miller moved that the House do now adjourn.

The motion prevailed.
And the House stood adjourned until 5 p. m., January 18, 1897.

MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 1897.-5 O'CLOCK P. M.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.
The Speaker in the chair.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The journal of yesterday was read, and approved.

The House proceeding upon the order of Senate Bills on second reading.

Senate Bill No. 1, a bill for “An act making appropriation for the payment of the employés of the Fortieth General Assembly."

Was taken up and read at large a second time, and

The question being, "Shall the bill be ordered to a third reading ?” It was decided in the affirmative.

Senate 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."

Was taken up and read at large a second time, and

The question being, “Shall the bill be ordered to a third reading?" It was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Miller, of Cook, offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

Resolred, That the Speaker be and he is hereby authorized to appoint twenty (20) committee clerks at the per diem allowed by law said clerks to be assigned to the several groups of committees when the grouping is made.

And the resolution was adopted.

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

Resolred, That a committee of four be appointed by the Speaker of this House whose duty it shall be to inquire into the condition of the Executive Mansion and Grounds, and also of the Executive's office and rooms and report to this House what repairs and furnishings if any are needed for the same, and also what appropriations if any are needed.

And the resolution was adopted.

At the hour of 5 o'clock p. m., Mr. Murdock moved that the House do now adjourn.

The motion prevailed,
And the House stood adjourned.

TU'ESDAY, JANUARY 19, 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 read and approved.

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

Senate 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,”

Having been printed, was taken up and read a third time.

Pending consideration of same bill, on motion of Mr. Allen, of Vermilion, the roll-call on said bill was postponed, and it was made a special order for to-morrow morning immediately after reading of the journal.

Senate Bill No. 1, a bill for "An act making appropriation for the payment of the employés of the Fortieth General Assembly,"

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, 133; nays, 1.

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

Jarvis,

Murray, A. G., Sharrock,
Andrus,
Compton,

Johnson, J. W., Murray, H. V.. Shepard,
Allen, C. A., Craig,
Johnson, C. C., Needles,

Sherman.
Allen, R. H., Curtis,

Joy,
Nichols,

Staudacher,
Alschuler. Daugherty,

Kain.
Vohe.

Steen,
Atebison,
Dewoody,
Kincheloe, Noling,

Sterchie,
Avery.
Dickson,

King,
Nothnagel,

Stewart,
Barnes,
Dinneen,
Kolstedt,
Novak.

Stoskopf,
Barnett,
Edelstein,
La Monte, O'Donnell,

Sullivan,
Barricklow, Eldredge,

Lathrop,
Olsen,

Suttle,
Bartling,
Ely.

Laub.
Organ,

Thiemann.
Beer,
Farrell,

Lovett,
O'Shea,

Thomas,
Berryman, Fuller,

Lyon,
Payne.

Torrence,
Blood.
Funk,
McDonough, Perrottet,

Trousdale,
Booth,
Gaines,
McGee,
Perry,

Trowbridge,
Воқеу.
Galligan,

Mclioorty, Powell, Jas.. Walleck,
Branen,
Garver,
McGuire,

Powell. Almet, Ward,
Brignadello, Glade,

McEniry. Quanstrom, Wathier,
Bristol.
Guffin,
McLauchlan, Rhodes,

Webb,
Brown,
Hall, Ross C., Marquiss, Rowe,

Wiedmaier,
Bryan.
Hall, Frank L.. Meaney.

Salmans,

White,
Bryant.
Hammers,

Merriam,
Sayler.

Williams,
Busell,
Hart.

Merrill.
Schwab.

Wilson,
Busse, Robt. C., Horn,

Metcalf.
Shubert,

Wood,
Butler,
Houghton, Mootgomery, Scrogin,

Wylie.
(simody,
Huffman,

Vorris.
Selby.

Yeas-133.
Cavanaugh. Hussman,

Murdock, Shanahan,

Those voting in the negative are, Mr.: Conlee,

Nays-1. This bill, expressing an emergency clause in the body of the act, and having received the votes of two-thirds of the members elected, was declared passed and ordered that the title be as aforesaid, and that the Clerk inform the Senate thereof.

The Chair appoints the following as Committee on Election and Committee Clerks:

Sherman,
Miller of Cook,
Busse, Fred A.,
Booth,
Guttin,
Anderson,
Selby,

COMMITTEE ON ELECTION.
Thomas,

Compton.
Kincheloe,

McGee,
Eldredge,

Shepard,
Hammers,

Webb,
Walleck,

Sullivan.
Salmans,
Alschuler,

COMMITTEE CLERKS.

H. S. Brinton,

Bruce Powell, The Speaker laid before the House a communication from the Secretary of State containing papers in the contested election case of J. A. Kirby vs. R. B. English.

Mr. Murray, of Sangamon, presented a petition relating to Frederick Klor for self relief.

Which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Mr. Needles presented a petition relating to educational institutions.

Which was referred to the Committee on Education.

The House proceeding upon the order of introduction of Bills, the roll was called for that purpose, whereupon

Mr. Anderson introduced a bill, House Bill No. 3 a bill for "An act to amend sections 3 and 8 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 force July 1, 1891.

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

Mr. Andrus introduced a bill, House Bill No. 4, a bill for “An act to amend section twenty-five (25) of chapter thirty-four (31) of the Revised Statutes of Illinois entitled “An act to revise the law in relation to counties.'” Approved and in force March 31, 1874.

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on County and Township Organization when appointed.

Mr. Allen introduced a bill, House Bill No. 5, a bill for "An act to amend sections seventy-four (74) seventy-five (75) and seventy

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