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And House Bill No. 73, a bill for "An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act in relation to libel,'” approved June 24, 1895, in force July 1, 1895, was made a special order for Tuesday, February 2, immediately after the reading of the journal.

Mr. Craig asked and obtained unanimous consent to report a bill of the following title as having been correctly engrossed and returned herewith:

HOUSE BILL No. 7. A bill for "An act to amend section four (4) of an act entitled 'An act to establish and maintain the Eastern Illinois State Normal School,' approved May 22, 1895."

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

Mr. Craig asked unanimous consent to have said House Bill No. 7 read a third time and put upon its passage.

. Thereupon, House Bill No. 7, a bill for "An act to amend section four (4) of an act entitled 'An act to establish and maintain the Eastern Illinois State Normal School," approveil May 22, 1895, was taken up and read at large a third time pending discussion.

Mr. Needles moved that further consideration of said bill be postponed until printed copies are furnished each member.

Mr. Revell moved as a substitute that said bill be made a special order for next Wednesday morning, February 3, immediately after the reading of the journal.

And the motion prevailed.
The House proceeding upon the order of petitions,
Mr. Organ presented a petition relating to suffrages,

Which was referred to the Committee on Elections when appointed. Mr. Baricklow presented a petition relating to suffrage,

Which was referred to the Committee on Elections when appointed.

Mr. Montgomery presented a petition relating to suffrage,

Which was referred to the Committee on Elections when appointed.

Mr. Blood presented a petition relating to suffrage,

Which was referred to the Committee on Elections when appointed.

Pending same, Mr. Buckner asked unanimous consent to offer the following resolution, as follows:

Having watched with much interest and great sympathy the manly efforts of the patriotic people of Cuba in their struggle for liberty; be it

Resolred, By this, the 40th General Assembly of this State of Illinois, that we request our Representatives in Congress to do all in their power to secure the recognition by the United States of Cuba as a free and independent nation, and the taking of such steps in the future as will eventually bring about by mutual agreement of both countries the annexation of °Cuba to this country.

The resolution was read at large and referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Federal Relations when appointed.

Mr. Hall, of Cook, asked unanimous consent to offer the following resolution:

WHEREAS, The people of the Island of Cuba have long suffered from the tyranny of Spanish rule and misgovernment; and

WHEREAS, They have for months past been fighting for freedom from the Spanish yoke, and have almost succeeded in freeing themselves, and will free themselves if they are accorded the rights due to a people struggling for liberty; and

WHEREAS, It is not only our right but our duty to give encouragement to a people who are attempting to secure for themselves popular government; therefore, be it

Resolred by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein: That the General Assembly of the State of Illinois do hereby extend to the people of the Island of Cuba their sympathy; and

Be it further Resolved, That the said General Assembly request the members of the House of Representatives and the Senators in the Congress of the l'nited States from the State of Illinois to use their best endeavors to secure from our Federal Government the recognition of the independence of the people of the Island of Cuba, and that a copy of these resolutions be transmitted by the Clerk of this House to the said members of Congress of the United States.

And the resolution was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Federal Relations when appointed.

Mr. Barnes introduced a bill, House Bill No. 83, a bill for "An act to regulate telephones."

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

Mr. Barricklow introduced a bill, House Bill No. 84, a bill for “An act to establish a board of school book commissioners for the State of Illinois, to establish and maintain a free and uniform course of text-books to be used in the public schools of the State of Illinois, and to fix the prices thereof."

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

Mr. Bartling introduced a bill, House Bill No. 85, a bill for "An act to prohibit the coloring yellow of any substance designed to be used as a substitute for butter and cheese, and to regulate the lawful manufacture and sale of substitutes for butter and cheese."

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

Mr. Boyd introduced a bill, House Bill No. 86, a bill for "An act to establish a system of practice and procedure in civil actions in courts of record.”

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

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Mr. Brignadello introduced a bill, House Bill No. 87, a bill for "An act to prohibit the issuing of life insurance to persons under sixteen years of age."

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

Mr. Compton introduced a bill, House Bill No. 88, a bill for “An act to amend section thirty-five (35) of 'An act in regard to the practice in actions of ejectment,'” approved March 20, 1872, in force July 1, 1872.

The bill was taken up, read by title,

Whereupon Mr. Compton asked unanimous consent to have the bill read at large a first time.

Unanimous consent being granted, the bill was taken up and read at large a first time, ordered printed, without reference to a committee.

Mr. Craig introduced a bill, House Bill No. 89, a bill for "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act relating to fees and salaries, in force March 28, 1874.

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

Mr. Gallagher introduced a bill, House Bill No. 90, a bill for "An act providing for the punishment of pools, trusts and conspiracies to control prices and as to evidence and prosecution in such cases.”

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

Mr. Hall introduced a bill, House Bill No. 91, a bill for "An act to provide for secrecy in communications between physicians and patients in suits at law or in chancery, when the patient is a party in interest to such suit.”

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

Mr. Harnsberger introduced a bill, House Bill No. 92, a bill for “An act entitled an act to amend section one hundred and thirty (130) of an act entitled 'An act in regard to the administration of estates, approved April 1, 1872, in force July 1, 1872.

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

Mr. Jarvis introduced a bill, House Bill No. 93, a bill for “An act to prohibit hunting or fishing on the property or premises of others.

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

Mr. Jarvis introduced a bill, House Bill No. 94, a bill for “An act to provide for and to regulate the use of public highways, streets, alleys, public grounds or public places for railroad or street railway purposes.

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

Mr. Joy introduced a bill, Fouse Bill No. 95, a bill for "An act making appropriations for the Illinois Institution for the education of the deaf and dumb.

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

Mr. Kincheloe introduced a bill, House Bill No. 96, a bill for "An act to provide that in all trials by jury in civil proceeding, five-sixths of the jury shall be empowered to render a verdict.”

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

Mr. LaMonte introduced a bill, House Bill No. 97, a bill for “An act providing for the licensing of clerks and deputy clerks of courts of record to practice law.”

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

Mr. Large introduced a bill, House Bill No. 98, a bill for "An act to provide for the assessment of personal property.

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

Mr. Large introduced a bill, House Bill No. 99, a bill for “An act to provide for a State board of public instruction and for the publication and distribution of uniform and free text-books in the public schools."

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

Mr. McEniry introduced a bill, House Bill No. 100, a bill for "An act to provide for the appointment of police matrons in cities having 10.000 inhabitants or more.”

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

Mr. Nothnagel introduced a bill, House Bill No. 101, a bill for "An act to provide for the licensing of architects and regulating the practice of architecture as a profession."

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

Mr. Novak introduced a bill, House Bill No. 102, a bill for "An act entitled 'An act to provide for the licensing and against the evils arising from the sale of intoxicating liquors,” approved March 30, 1894, in force July 1, 1894.

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

Mr. O'Donnell introduced a bill, House Bill No. 103, a bill for “An act to prevent any corporation from being appointed by any court as receivers, assignee, guardian, conservator, executor, administrator or trustee.”

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

Mr. Salmans introduced a bill, House Bill No. 104, a bill for "An act to amend sections thirty-one (31) and thirty-three (33) of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to landlord and tenant, approved May 1, 1873, in force July 1, 1873, and section one (1) of an act entitled "An act in relation to landlord and tenant," approved May 21, 1877, in force July 1, 1877.

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

Mr. Schubert introduced a bill, House Bill No. 105, a bill for "An act to provide for the opening, extending and laying out of streets in cities through parks intersecting any street on a section or half section line."

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

Mr. Sherman introduced a bill, House Bill No. 106, a bill for “An act to provide for the appointment of a reporter for Appellate Courts, to fix his compensation and duties, to provide for printing. binding and publishing the reports of said courts and the price thereof."

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

Mr. Walleck introduced a bill, House Bill No. 107, a bill for "An act to authorize cities having a population exceeding two hundred thousand inhabitants to organize a board of public library consisting of fifteen members and regulating their term of office.

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

The House proceeding upon the order of resolutions, Mr. Sullivan offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

WHEREAS, The General Assembly of the State of Nebraska have within the past few days introduced a resolution calling on the people of Nebraska to contribute of the surplus of their products to aid the suffering poor of Chicago, and

WHEREAS, Such action on the part of the Nebraska Legislature manifests and proves a bond of sympathy and strong feeling of charity for the poverty stricken people of a sister state, be it

Resolved, by the House of Representatives of the Fortieth General Assembly:

That a vote of thanks and appreciation be and is hereby extended to said Nebraska Legislature for their kindly offer of assistance to the suffering citizens of this State.

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