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provide for the appointment and removal of conservators, and to repeal certain acts therein named,'” approved June 21, 1893, in force July 1, 1893.

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Penal and Reformatory Institutions when appointed.

Mr. Daugherty introduced a bill, House Bill No. 47, a bill for “An act to authorize cities to establish houses of correction outside of the corporate limits and authorize the confinement of convicted persons therein."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Penal and Reformatory Institutions when appointed.

Mr. Daugherty introduced a bill, House Bill No. 48, a bill for "An act to amend section twelve (12) of article six (6) of 'An act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,' approved April 10, 1872, and in force July 1, 1872.”

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

Mr. Daugherty introduced a bill, House Bill No. 49, a bill for "An act to fix the fees and compensation of town and district collectors.

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

Mr. Buckner introduced a bill, House Bill No. 50, a bill for “An act to limit the time that boys or girls may be kept in training or industrial schools."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Labor and Industrial Affairs when appointed.

Mr. Cochran introduced a bill, House Bill No. 51, a bill for “An act in regard to appeals and writs of error in courts of record.”

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

Mr. Ely introduced a bill, House Bill No. 52, a bill for "An act to provide for the creation, construction and maintenance of a system of permanent hard roads in counties adopting the same, providing for the submission thereof and the question of annually levying the taxes provided for therein, to a vote of the people in all counties of this State, creating in each county wherein the same may be adopted a board of hard road commissioners, and prescribing the powers and duties of said boards and other officers therein named.

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

Mr. Farrell introduced a bill, House bill No. 53, a bill for "An act appropriating thirty-one thousand dollars for the purpose of furnishing and caring for the Memorial Hall constructed in the Public Library Building in the city of Chicago.

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

Mr. Bartling introduced a bill, House Bill No. 54, a bill for "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate and govern fire, marine and railroad navigation insurance companies doing business in the State of Illinois, approved March 11, 1869; in force July 1, 1869.

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

Mr. Bartling introduced a bill, House Bill No. 55, a bill for "An act to revise and amend an act entitled 'An act to insure the better education of practitioners of dental surgery and to regulate the practice of dentistry in the State of Illinois,'”'approved May 30, 1881, in force July 1, 1881.

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

Mr. Hall, of Cook, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 56, a bill for "An act to amend section nine (9) of 'An act in regard to evidence and depositions in civil cases,'” approved March 29, 1872.

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

Mr. Edelstein introduced a bill, House Bill No. 57, a bill for "An act to abolish the Grand Jury system and to provide for the filing of information in criminal cases.

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

Mr. Craig asked unanimous consent to have House Bill No. 7 read a second time. There being no objection, House Bill No. 7, a bill for “An act to amend section 4 of an act entitled 'An act to establish and maintain the Eastern Illinois Normal School,'” approved May 22, 1895, 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.

At the hour of 11:15 o'clock a. m. Mr. Needles moved that the House take a recess until the hour of 11:55 o'clock a. m.

The motion prevailed.
At the hour of 11:55 o'clock a. m. the Ilouse resumed its session.

At 12 o'clock meridian, in pursuance of sections 14 and 16 of title two, chapter one, Revised Statutes of the United States for 1873 and 1874, and of the joint resolution adopted by both Houses of this General Assembly, the Senate, preceded by the President of the Senate, was announced and assigned seats in the Hall of the House of Representatives for the purpose of electing a Senator in the Congress of the United States to represent the State of Illinois for the term of six years beginning March 4 A. D. 1897.

The two houses being convened in joint session, the Speaker of the House of Representatives presiding,

The President of the Senate ordered the Secretary of the Senate to call the roll of Senators, and the following Senators answered to their names: Anthony. Dunlap, Hull, Manifold,

Pemberton,
Aspinwall, Dwyer,
Humphrey, McCloud,

Putnam,
Baxter,
Edwards.
Hunt,

McConnel, Sawyer,
Bogardus,
Evans,
Kanan,

McKinlay, Sparks,
Bollinger, Fisher,

Kingsbury, Morrison, Stubblefield. Campbell, Fitzpatrick, Landrigan,

Mounts,

Templeton,
Case.
Fort.
Leeper,
Munroe,

Warder,
Chapman,
Granger,
Littler,

Netterstrom, Wells,
Crawford, Hamilton,

Lundin,
O'Brien,

Willoughby,
Curley,
Harding,
Mahoney,
Payne,

Present-50.
Dresser,

The Speaker of the House then ordered the Clerk thereof to call the roll of members, and the following members answered to their names: Anderson, Cochran,

Hunter,
Morey,

Schubert,
Andrus,
Compton,
Hussman,
Morris,

Scrogin,
Allen, R. H.. Conlee.

Jarvis,
Murdoch,

Selby,
Allen, C. A., Craig.

Johnson, J. W., Murray, H. V., Shanahan, Alschuler, Curtis,

Johnson, C.C., Murray, A. G., Sharrock,
Atchison, Daugherty, Joy,

Murray, Geo. Shepard,
Avery,
DeWoody, Kain,

Needles,

Staudacher,
Bailey,
Dickson,
Kilcourse, Nichols,

Steen,
Barnes,
Dinneen,
Kincheloe, Nohe,

Sterchie,
Barnett,
Edelstein,
King,
Noling,

Stewart,
Barricklow Eldredge,

Kolstedt,

Nothnagel, Stoskopf,
Bartling,
Ely,
LaMonte,
Novak,

Sullivan,
Beer,
English,
Large,

O'Donnell, Suttle,
Berryman, Farrell,

Lathrop,
Olsen,

Thiemann,
Blood,
Flannigan, Laub,

Organ,

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

Tisdel,
Bovey,
Funk,
Lyon,
Parish,

Torrence,
Boyd,
Gaines,
McDonough, Payne,

Trousdale,
Branen,
Galligan,
McGee,
Perrottet,

Trowbridge.
Brignadello, Garver,

McGinnis,
Perry,

Walleck,
Bristol,
Glade.

McGoorty, Powell, Jas., Ward,
Brown,
Guffin,
McEniry,

Powell, Almet, Wathier,
Bryan,
Hall, Ross C., Marquiss,

Price,

Webb,
Bryant,
Hall, Frank L., Meaney,

Quanstrom. Wiedmaier,
Buckner,
Hammers, Merriam,

Revell,

White
Busell,
Harnsberger, Merrill,

Rhodes,

Williams,
Busse, Fred A., Hart,

Metcalf,
Rowe,

Wilson,
Busse, Robt. C., Horn,

Miller,
Salmans,

Wood,
Butler,
Houghton, Mitchell,

Sayler,

Wylie.
Carmody,
Huffman,
Montgomery, Schwab,

Present-150. Cavanaugh,

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, as the presiding officer of the joint session, announced that the roll calls showed a quorum of each house to be present.

The President of the Senate then ordered the Secretary thereof to read that portion of yesterday's journal relating to the vote of the Senate for Senator to represent the State of Illinois in the Congress of the United States for the term of six years, beginning on March 4, A. D. 18.7.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives then ordered the Clerk thereof to read that portion of the journal of the House relating to the corresponding vote of the House.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, as presiding officer of the joint assembly, thereupon made the following announcement: It appearing from the reading of the journal of the Senate and from the reading of the journal of the House that no candidate has received a majority of all the votes in both House and Senate, nominations for Senator will now be in order.

Mr. Sharrock, in appropriate remarks, placed in nomination the name of William E. Mason for the office of Senator in the Congress of the United States to represent the State of Illinois, beginning the 4th day of March A. D. 1897.

Mr. Alschuler then placed in nomination the name of John P, Altgeld for the same office for the same time.

The nomination of Mr. Mason was seconded by Messrs. Kincheloe, Bryan, Lundin, Bailey, Noling, Charles A. Allen, Needles, Sawyer and Trousdale.

The nomination of Mr. Altgeld was seconded by Mr. Galligan.

The rolls were then called for the aforesaid purpose with the following result:

Total vote.
Mr. William E. Mason received..
Mr. John P. Altgeld received...

202
125 votes
77

Sawyer,
Sparks.
Stubblefield,
Templeton,
Warder,
Willoughby:

-37.

Wells.

-13.

Those voting for Mr. Mason are: Anthony, Crawford,

Granger,

Lundin, Aspinwall. Dunlap,

Hamilton,

McCloud,
Baxter,
Dwyer.
Harding.

Morrison,
Bogardus, Edwards,

Humphrey, Munroe, Bollinger, Evans,

Hunt,

Netterstrom, Campbell, Fisher,

Kanan,

Pemberton,
Case,

Fitzpatrick, Kingsbury, Putnam,
Chapman,
Fort,

Littler,
Those voting for Altgeld are:
Curley,
Landrigan, Manifold,

Mounts,
Dresser,
Leeper,

McConnel, O'Brien,
Hull,

Mahoney, McKinlay, Payne,
Those voting for Mr. Mason are:
Anderson, Daugherty, Kincheloe, Nichols.
Andrus,
DeWoody
King,

Nohe,
Allen, C. A., Dickson,

Kolstedt,

Noling.
Avery.
Dinneen,
LaMonte,

Nothnagel,
Bailey,
Eldredge,
Lathrop,

Olson,
Berryman, Ely.

Laub,

Parish,
Booth,
Flannigan, Lyon.

Payne,
Bovey,
Fuller,
Marquiss,

Perrottet,
Boyd,
Funk,
Meaney,

Powell, James,
Brown,
Garver,
Merriam,

Powell, Almet,
Bryan,
Glade,
Merrill

Quanstrom,
Buckner,
Guffin,
Metcalf,

Revell,
Busell,
Hammers, Miller,

Rowe,
Busse, Fred A., Houghton, Morey.

Sayler, Busse, Robt. C., Hunter,

Murdoch,

Schubert.
Cavanaugh, Johnson, J. W., Murray, A. G., Scrogin,
Cochran,
Joy,

Murray, George, Selby..
Curtis.
Kilcourse. Needles,

Shanahan,

Sharrock,
Sherman,
Steen,
Thiemann,
Thomas,
Tisdel,
Torrence,
Trowbridg.
Ward,
Wathier.
Wiedmaier,
Wnite,
Williams,
Wilson,
Wood,
Wylie.
-88.

- 64.

Those voting for Mr. Altgeld are:
Allen, R. H., Butler,

Horn,
McEniry.

Salmans,
Alsehuler,
Carmody,
Huffman,

McLauchlan, Schwab,
Atchison,
Compton,
Hussman,
Mitchell,

Shepar
Barnes,
Conlee,
Jarvis,

Montgomery, Staudacher,
Barnett,
Craig,
Johnson, C. C., Morris,

Sterchie,
Barrieklow, Edelstein,

Kaia,

Murray, H. V., Stewart,
Bartling,
Farre
Large..
Novak,

Stoskopf,
Beer,
Gaines,
Lovett,

O'Donnell, Sullivan,
Blood.
Galligan,
McDonough, Organ,

Suttle,
Branen,
Hall, Ross C., McGee,

O'Shea,

Trousdale. Brignadello. Hall, Frank L., McGinnis,

Perry,

Walleck,
Bristol.
Harnsberger. McGoorty,

Price,

Webb.
Bryant,
Hart,
McGuire,

Rhodes. It appearing from the foregoing that William E. Mason had received the constitutional majority of both Houses for the position of Senator in the Congress of the United States for the term of six years beginning March 4, A. D. 1897.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, acting as the chairman of the joint assembly, declared that the Hon. William E. Mason was elected the Senator in Congress to represent the State of Illinois for the term of six years beginning March 4, A. D. 1897.

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

Resolced, By the joint session of the General Assembly that a joint committee of seren, three on the part of the Senate and four on the part of the House, be appointed to inform the Hon. William E. Mason of his election to he Senate of the United States as Senator from Illinois.

And the resolution was unanimously adopted. The President of the Senate announced as the Senate members of the joint committee Messrs. Dwyer, Sawyer and Willoughby.

And the Speaker announced as the House members of the joint committee Messrs. Cochran, Schubert, Bryan and Berryman.

The joint committee performed the duty assigned them, and returned escorting Senator Mason to the Hall of the House of Representatives, whereupon the Speaker presented the Hon. William E. Mason, and Mr. Mason addressed the joint assembly.

By unanimous consent of the joint assembly Mr. Littler presented the following resolution and moved its adoption:

WHEREAS, The name of Hon. Shelby M. Cullom, United States Senator from Illinois, has unsolicited been generally and favorably mentioned in connection with a portfolio in the cabinet of President-elect McKinley; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Joint Legislative Session of the Fortieth General Assembly of the State of Ilinois : That we unanimously, and with great cordiality, respectfully commend to President-elect McKinley our distinguished fellow citizen and representative, Senator Cullom, as one in every respect eminently qualified for so important a position as an adviser of the chief magistrate of this nation; splendidly equipped by reason of his long and varied experience as an executive and legislative officer; peculiarly fitted on account of the marked ability and unswerving fidelity with which he has discharged every trust committed to him by the people; possessed in a marvelous degree of all those forces and faculties which combine to make him energetic in adminis

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