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tration, wise in council, pure and patriotic, a man of whom Illinois can be, and is, justly proud; and whose private character and public career are an honor alike both to State and nation.

And the resolution was adopted.

At 1:34 o'clock p. m. Mr. Hamilton moved that the joint assembly be now dissolved.

And the motion prevailed.

The Senate having retired, at the hour of 1:35 o'clock p. m., Mr. Murray, of Sangamon, moved that the House do now adjourn.

The motion prevailed and the House stood adjourned to meet at 5 o'clock p. m. on Monday, January 25 A. D. 1897.

MONDAY, JANUARY 25, A. D. 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 being read, when, on motion of Mr. Murray, of Clinton, the further reading of the same was dispensed with, and it was ordered to stand approved.

At the hour of 5:10 o'clock Mr. Schwab moved that the House do now adjourn.

The Motion prevailed.
And the House stood adjourned.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, A. D. 1897–10 O'CLOCK A. M.

The House met pursuant to adjournment,
Temporary Chairman Charles A. Allen in the chair.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Shannahan obtained unanimous consent, offered the following resolution and moved its adoption.

Resolved, That the Speaker be, and he is, hereby authorized to appoint one person to take charge of the cloak room on the Democratic side of the House, and also one person to take charge of the cloak room on the Republican side of the House, who shall each be paid the per diem allowed by law for policemen.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Murray, of Sangamon, obtained unanimous consent, offered the following resolution, and moved its adoption:

Resolved, That the Speaker of the House, is hereby authorized to appoint two pages at the per diem authorized by law, and a telephone attendant at $1.50 per day.

The resolution was adopted.
The House proceeding upon the order of Petitions:

Mr. B. S. Organ presented (2) two petitions relating to equal suffrage.

Which was referred to the Committee on Elections.

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

Mr. Andrus introduced a bill, House Bill No. 58, a bill for "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to prevent and punish abandonment of wife and children by husband," approved June 17, 1893, in force July 1, 1893.

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Judicial Department and Practice when appointed

Mr. Avery introduced a bill, House Bill No. 59, a bill for "An act making an appropriation for the relief of D. Vance."

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

Mr. Avery introduced a bill, House Bill No. 60, a bill for “An act to amend section one (1) of 'An act to authorize cities, incorporated towns and townships to establish and maintain free public libraries and reading rooms,' approved and in force March 7, 1872, amended by an act approved June 17, 1877, and as amended by an act approved May 25, 1889, and as amended by an act approved March 20, 1891, and as amended by an act approved June 15, 1895.

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

Mr. Bovey introduced a bill, House Bill No. 61, a bill for "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act concerning fees and salaries and to classify the several counties of the State with reference thereto, approved March 29, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended by an act arproved May 25, 1877, in force July 1, 1877.

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

Mr. Bryan introduced a bill, House Bill No. 62, a bill for "An act conferring additional powers on masters in chancery in cases referred to them and to secure the prompt hearing and determination of all such cases by such masters in chancery."

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

Mr. Bryan introduced a bill, House Bill No. 63, a bill for “An act to remedy existing evils in the tax system of Illinois.”

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

Mr. Cavanaugh introduced a bill, House Bill No. 64, a bill for "An an act to amend ‘An act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages," approved April 10, 1872, 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. Ely introduced a bill, House Bill No. 65, a bill for “An act to punish persons for removing waste, lubricated packing or other material from the journal boxes of engines, tenders or cars, without authority."

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. 66, a bill for “An act to punish persons making false entries in the books of any corporation or false statements to any officer or agent of a corporation with intent to defraud.”

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

Mr. McGoorty introduced a bill, House Bill No. 67, a bill for "An act to amend section two (2) of chapter thirteen (13) of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to attorneys and counselors.'

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

Mr. McLauchlan introduced a bill, House Bill No. 68, a bill for "An act to provide for the weekly payment of wages by corporations."

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

Mr. Morris introduced a bill, House Bill No. 69, a bill for “An act in relation to landlord and tenant."

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

Mr. Organ introduced a bill, House Bill No. 70, a bill for "An act to amend section nine (9) of an act entitled 'An act to establish a board of commissioners to increase the product of the fisheries by artificial propagation and cultivation,” approved May 13, 1879.

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

Mr. Parrish introduced a bill, House Bill No. 71, a bill for “An act to amend section two (2) of an act entitled 'An act concerning Circuit Courts and to fix the time 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 Saline county to the first Monday in April.

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

Mr. Payne introduced a bill, House Bill No. 72, a bill for "An act to amend section nineteen (19) 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 Elections when appointed.

A message from the Governor, by J. Mack Tanner, Private Secretary:

Mr. Speaker:- I am directed by the Governor to lay before the House of Representatives the following communication:

STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

SPRINGFIELD), January 26, 1897. To the Honorable, the House of Representatives:

I have the honor to transmit herewith the following reports:

The Twenty-fourth Biennial Report of the Illinois Institution for the Education of the Blind.

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