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Mr. Streeter introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 259, for "An act to regulate and prevent extortion by persons, associations or corporations owning, controlling or operating palace and sleeping cars," and

On motion of Mr. Streeter, the rules were suspended and the bill was read at large a first time, and

On motion of Mr. Streeter, was referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Adams introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 260, for "An act to provide for the employment of convict labor in the manufacture of various blank books and printed blanks used in the various counties and townships in the State of Illinois, and for their sale by the State to the different counties and townships at the cost price of their manufacture, for the appointment of a committee on books and blanks, prescribing their powers and duties and making an appropriation therefor," and

On motion of Mr. Adams, the rules were suspended and the bill was read at large a first time, and

On motion of Mr. Adams, was referred to the committee on penal and reformatory institutions.

Mr. Southworth introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 261, for "An act to amend section two hundred and twenty-one (221) of paragraph two hundred and seventy-seven (277) of division one (1) of an Act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence,' approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874,” and

On motion of Mr. Southworth, the rules were suspended and the bill was read at large a first time, and

On motion of Mr. Southworth, was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Cochran introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 262, for "An act to amend an act entitled An act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence,' approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, by adding thereto sections to be numbered respectively 2571 and 2575," and

On motion of Mr. Cochran, the rules were suspended and the bill was read at large a first time, and

On motion of Mr. Cochran, was referred to the committee on judiciary.

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Curtiss, the Senate passed to the order of

READING BILLS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THE THIRD TIME.

House Bill No. 2, a bill for "An act to provide for the incidental expenses of the Thirty-fifth General Assembly, and for the care and custody of the State house and grounds, incurred or to be incurred, and now un provided for," having been printed, was read at large a third time.

And the question being, "Shall this bill pass?" it was decided in the affirmative: Yeas, 44; nays, 0.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Adams, Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Bell, Berggren, Cantwell, Cochran, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Darnell, Dean, Eckhart, Evans, Funk, Garrity, Gibbs, Gore, Greenwood, IIadley, Higgins,' Hill, Hogan, Humphrey, Johns, Johnson, Knopf, Leman, McGrath, Monahan, Orendorf, Organ, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Shutt, Stephenson, Straitan, Streeter, Sumner, Thompson, Torrance, Washburn and Wheeler-41.

This bill expressing an emergency in the body of the act, rendering it necessary that it shall take effect immediately, and having received the votes of two-thirds of the members elected, is declared passed.

Ordered that the title be as aforesaid, and that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

House Bill No. 95, a bill for “An act to provide for the necessary expenses of the State government incurred, or to be incurred, and now unprovided for until the first day of July, 1887,” having been printed, was read at large a third time.

And the question being, “Shall this bill pass?" it was decided in the affirmative. Yeas, 43; nays, 0.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Adams, Bacon of Will, Bell, Berggren, Burke, Cantwell, Chapman, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Darnell, Dean, Eckhart, Evans, Funk, Garrity, Gibbs, Gore, Greenwood, Hadley, Higgins, Hill, Hogan, Hamphrey, Johns, Johnson, Knopf, Leman, MeGrath, Monahan, Orendorf, Organ, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Shutt, Stephenson, Strattan, Streeter, Sumner, Thompson, Washburn, Wheeler-13.

This bill expressing an emergency in the body of the act, rendering it necessary that it shall take effect immediately, and having received the votes of two-thirds of the members elected, is declared passed.

Ordered that the title be as aforesaid, and that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTIONS.

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Washburn, the following preamble and joint resolution received from the House February 8th, was taken up for consideration and read, viz.:

WHEREAS, The United States has, by various acts of Congress, granted to several of the States certain of the ewamp and overflowed lands situate within their respective limits; and

WHEREAS, Some of said swamp and overflowed lands were thereafter erroneously sold and otherwise disposed of by the United States, in derogation of the rights of the State entitled thereto and contrary to and in violation of the provisions of the grants aforesaid; and

WHEREAS, No adequate indemnity to said States or relief to the purchasers of said lands has been hitherto provided; and

WHEREAS, Bill No. 4792, to provide for the adjustment and settlement of the claims of any State against the t'nited States, for all lands which have been or may hereafter be sold, or otherwise disposed of by the Cnited States, that were included in any grant of swamp or overflowed lands to such States, has been introduced in the House of Representatives; therefore, be it

Resolved, that it is the sense of this House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the Senators and Representatives of this State, in the national Congress, should support and use their best efforts for the passage of said bill.

The question being "Shall the foregoing preamble and joint resolution be adopted?” it was decided in the affirmative.

Ordered that the Secretary of the Senate inform the House thereof.

At 11:52 o'clock A. M., on motion of Mr. Funk, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1887–10 O'CLOCK A. M.

Senate met, pursuant to adjournment.

Hon. A. W. Berggren, President pro tempore of the Senate, presiding

Prayer by the Chaplain.

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

SPECIAL ORDER.

The reading of the journal having been completed, the President of the Senate announced it as the time for the special order, being the further consideration of Senate Bill No. 11, a bill for “An act to amend section two hundred and thirty-seven, of division one, of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence,' approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874,"

Which, having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time, together with the amendment reported from the committee on judiciary, viz.:

Amend by striking out of written bill in next to the last line the words “three years” and insert the words "one year.”

The question being, "Shall the foregoing amendment be adopted?” It was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Hill offered the following amendment, which was adopted, viz.:

Amend printed bill by striking out “fourteen” in line seven and inserting therein "sixteen."

Mr. Burke offered the following amendment, viz.:

Amend by striking out the word “fourteen” in line eight of printed bill and inserting the word "sixteen" in lieu thereof.

The question being, "Shall the foregoing amendment be adopted ?”

And the yeas and nays being demanded, it was decided in the negative by the following vote, viz. Yeas, 19; nays, 25.

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Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Adams, Bell, Berggren, Burke, Cantwell, Cochran, Eckhart, Funk, Garrity, Gore, Greenwood, Hadley, Higgins, Monahan, Southworth, 'Streeter, Thompson, Torrance, Washburn. -19.

Those voting in the negativ

Messrs. Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Chapman, Crabtree, Crawford, Dean, Evans, Gibbs, Hill, Hogan, Humphrey, Johns, Johnson, Knopf, Leman, McGrath, Orendorf, Organ, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt, Shutt, Stephenson, Sumner--5.

Mr. Hogan Offered the following amendment, viz.:

Amend by adding the following: Provided that it shall be a sufficient defense to any prosecution under this act if it shall be made to appear that the female is common prostitute, and has given her consent to such carnal knowledge.

The question being, “Shall the foregoing amendment be adopted," and the yeas and nays being demanded, it was decided in the negative by the following vote: Yeas, 2; nays 31.

Those voting in the affirmative are Messrs. Greenwood and Hogan.-2.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Allams Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Bell, Berggren, Burke, Cantwell, Cochran, Crabtree, Curtiss, Dean, Eckhart, Gore, Hadley, Higgins, llill, Jiumphrey, Johns, Johnson, Monahan, Orendorf, Pearson, Pierce, Reinhardt, South worth, Stephenson, Straitan, Streeter, Sumner, Torrance, Washburn-31.

Mr. Bell offered the following amendment, viz.:

Amend bill by inserting after the word "of" where it occurs the second time in line 8, the following: "Ten years and every male person above the age of sixteen years who shall have carnal knowledge of any female under the age of.”

The question being, "Shall the foregoing amendment be adopted?" it was decided in the negative.

Mr. Johns moved to reconsider the vote by which a previous amendment, offered by Mr Hill, was adopted.

And the yeas and nays being demanded, the motion was lost by the following vote: Yeas, 10; nays, 34.

Those voting in the affirmative are:
Messrs. Burke, Cochran, Dean, Gore, Iliggins, Johns, Johnson, McGrath, Streeter, Torrance

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Those voting in the negative are:

Merurs. Adams, Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Bell, Berggren, Cantwell, Chapman, Crahtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Eckhart, Evans, Garrity, Gibbs, Greenwood, Hadley, Hill, Hovan, Humphrey, Knopf, Leman, Orendorf, Organ, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt, Shutt, southworth, Stephenson, Strattan, Sumner, Washburn, Wheeler--31.

After debate, the question being "Shall the bill be engrossed and ordered to a third reading?" it was decided in the affirmative and so ordered.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

Mr. Southworth presented a petition from the Fortieth Senatorial District of this State urging the support of the bill prohibiting

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