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the spring shooting of water fowl; also the defeat of House Bill 111, being "An act for the protection of wild animals.”

Which, on motion of Mr. Southworth,' was referred to the committee on license and miscellany.

Mr. Hill presented a petition from members of the First Regiment Hibernian Rifles of the State of Illinois, requesting the members of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois to vote against that clause of the pending militia bill relating to the carrying of arms of independent military companies in this State.

Which was read and, on motion of Mr. Hill, was referred to the committee on military.

Mr. Crabtree presented a similar petition from the First Regiment Hibernian Rifles of Illinois.

Which, on motion of Mr. Crabtree, was referred to the committee on military.

Mr. Pearson presented a similar petition from the First Regiment Hibernian Rifles of Illinois.

Which, on motion of Mr. Pearson, was referred to the committee on military.

Mr. Gore presented a similar petition from the First Regiment Hibernian Rifles of Illinois.

Which, on motion of Mr. Gore, was referred to the committee on military.

Mr. Organ presented a similar petition from the First Regiment Hibernian Rifles of Illinois.

Which, on motion of Mr. Organ, was referred to the committee on military.

Mr. Bacon, of Edgar, presented a similar petition from the First Regiment Hibernian Rifles of Illinois.

Which, on motion of Mr. Bacon, of Edgar, was referred to the committee on military.

Mr. Monahan presented a similar petition from the First Regiment Hibernian Rifles of Illinois.

Which, on motion of Mr. Monahan, was referred to the committee on military.

Mr. Leman presented a similar petition from the First Regiment Hibernian Rifles of Illinois.

Which, on motion of Mr. Leman, was referred to the committee on military.

Mr. Bell presented a similar petition from the First Regiment Hibernian Rifles of Illinois.

Which, on motion of Mr. Bell, was referred to the committee on military.

Mr. Higgins presented a similar petition from the First Regiment Hibernian Rifles of Illinois.

Which, on motion of Mr. Higgins, was referred to the committee on military.

Mr. Funk presented a similar petition from the First Regiment Hibernian Ritles of Illinois.

Which, on motion of Mr. Funk, was referred to the committee on military.

Mr. Strattan presented a similar petition from the First Regiment Hibernian Rifles of Illinois.

Which, on motion of Mr. Strattan, was referred to the committee on military.

Mr. Adams presented a similar petition from the First Regiment Hibernian Rifles of Illinois.

Which, on motion of Mr. Adams, was referred to the committee on military.

Mr. Garrity presented a similar petition from the First Regiment Hibernian Rifles of Illinois.

Which, on motion of Mr. Garrity, was referred to the committee on military.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

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Mr. Torrance, from the committee on State charitable institutions, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 165, for “An act making appropriations for the Illinois Asylum for Feeble Minded Children at Lincoln," reported the same back favorably, with the recommendation that the bill be referred to the mittee on appropriations.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill was ordered to be referred to the committee on appropriations.

Mr. Torrance, from the committee on State charitable institutions, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 166, for “An act making an appropriation to the Illinois Asylum for Feeble Minded Children at Lincoln,” reported the same back favorably, with the recommendation that the bill be referred to the committee on appropriations.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill was ordered to be referred to the committee on appropriations.

Mr. Funk, from the committee on agriculture and drainage, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 154, for "An act providing for the permanent location of the Illinois State Fair, the securing of land, construction of buildings, and making of other necessary improvements for the holding of the State Fair," reported the same back, with an amendment thereto, and recommended that the amendment be adopted, and that the bill as amended do pass.

Under the rules the bill was ordered on file for a second read. ing, and to be printed with the amendment.

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Mr. Funk, from the committee on agriculture and drainage, to whom was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 139, for "An act to amend 'An act to revise the law in relation to permitting animals to run at large, approved March 30, 1874, in force July 1, 1874,” reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill was ordered to a second reading and to be printed.

Mr. Funk, from the committee on agriculture and drainage, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 168, for “An act to prevent gambling in grain, provisions or other farm produce,” reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill was ordered to a second reading, and to be printed.

Mr. Crabtree, from the committee on county and township organization, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 207, for “An act to amend section thirty-three (33) of an act entitled, ‘An act to establish and maintain a system of free schools, approved April 1, 1872, in force July 1, 1872; as amended by act approved May 23, 1877, in force July 1, 1877; as amended by act approved June 3, 1879, in force July 1, 1879; as amended by act approved May 31, 1881, in force July 1, 1881," reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill was ordered to a second reading and to be printed.

Mr. Curtiss, from the committee on appropriations, to whom was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 35, for "An act making an appropriation for the ordinary expenses of the Southern Illinois Normal University at Carbondale, Jackson county, Illinois,” reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill was ordered to a second reading and to be printed.

Mr. Curtiss, from the committee on appropriations, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 235, for “An act for the relief of Manuel H. Boals of Alton, Illinois," reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill was ordered to a second reading and to be printed.

Mr. Curtiss, from the committee on appropriations, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 143, for “An act making an appropriation for the repairs and completion of the Lincoln Monument near Springfield, Illinois,” reported the same back with amendment thereto, and recommended that the amendment be adopted, and that the bill as amended do pass.

Under the rules the bill was ordered on file for a second reading, and to be printed with the amendment.

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS. Mr. Chapman offered the following joint resolution, which, having been read for information, was laid on the table for one day, under rule 40, viz. :

WHEREAS, In considering the many appropriation bills now before this General Assembly, the members desire information advising them of the amount in the State Treasury available for ap: propriations of this session; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That the finance committees of the Senate and House be, and they are hereby instructed, to ascertain and report as soon as practicable:

First. The amount of money in the State Treasury, and the condition as to security of the vaults and safes of the treasury.

Second. The unexpended balance of existing appropriations.

Third. The estimated amount of State revenue to come into the treasury before the end of the current tiscal year.

Fourth. An estimate of the probable amount of money required for State purposes (not including any enlargement of present, or the creation of new State institutions), during the two years commencing July 1, 1887.

Mr. Reinhardt offered the following joint resolution, which, having been read for information, was laid on the table for one day, under rule 40, viz.:

WHEREAS, The city of Chicago contemplates to transfer the vast sewerage of the city and the waters of the Chicago river into the Desplaines and Illinois rivers; and

WHEREAS, The people of the State living along the rivers are alarmned, that the water, which in some places is used for domestic purposes, is stili more polluted; and

WHEREAS, The Illinois river at LaSalle will be wholly inadequate to carry off this additional volume of water and cause disastrous overflows: therefore

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That a committee of five, two from the Senate and three from the House, be hereby appointed by the respective presiding officers, to inquire into all the above questions, and report to the General Assembly as early as possible.

(INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. Mr. McGrath introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 263, for "An act to amend sections one and two, of article ten, of an act entitled ‘An act to provide for the organization of the State militia, entitled the military code of Illinois,' approved May 28, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, as amended by the act approved June 26, 1885, in force July 1, 1885," and

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

On motion of Mr. McGrath, was referred to the committee on military.

Mr. Organ introduced a bill, House Bill No. 264, for "An act to amend section 10 of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to coroners," approved February 6, 1874, in force July 1, 1874," and

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

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

Mr. Darnell introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 265, for "An act to prevent the bringing of pauper children into this State, and to provide penalties therefor,” and

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

On motion of Mr. Darnell, was referred to the committee on State charitable institutions.

Mr. Higgins introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 266, for "An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act for the establishment of a system of graded schools in the town of Waterloo and vicinity,' approved March 29, 1869, in force from and after its passage," and

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

On motion of Mr. Higgins, was referred to the committee ou education and educational institutions.

READING BILLS OF THE SENATE THE THIRD TIME.

Senate Bill No. 152, for an act to amend section one of an act entitled, “An act to fix the pay of members of the General Assembly after its first session under the present constitution," approved March 29, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, was read at large a third time.

Mr. Berggren moved that the foregoing bill be sent back to second reading, and the yeas and nays being demanded, the motion was lost by the following vote, viz. Yeas, 13; nays, 29,

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Adams, Bell, Berggren, Burke, Cantwell, Chapman, Curtiss, Gore, Greenwood, Johnson, Pearson, Southworth, Sireeter--13.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Cochran, Crabtree, Crawford, Darnell, Eckhart, Evans, Garrity, Gibbs, Hadley, Higgins, Hill, Hogan, Humphrey, Johns, Knopf, Monahan, Orendorf, Organ, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt, Shutt, Stephenson, Strattan, Thompson, Washburn, Wheeler-29.

After debate, the question being, "Shall the bill pass?" it was decided in the negative by the following vote, viz.: Yeas, 6;

nays, 32.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Bell, Burke, Curtiss, Gore, Hill, Orendorf-0. Those voting in the negative are: Messrs. Bacon of Bdgar, Bacon of Will, Berggren, Chapman, Cochran, Crabtree, Crawford, Darnell, Eckhart, Evans, Funk, Garrity, Gibhs, IIadley, Toyan, Humphrey, Johns, Johnson, Leman, Monahan, Organ, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt, Shutt, Southworth, Stephenson, Strattan, Sumner, Thompson, Washburn-32.

Mr. Curtiss asked to have Senate Bill No. 241 taken up and read a second time, and, objection being made thereto,

Mr. Curtiss thereupon moved to suspend the rules and take up Senate Bill No. 241, for second reading.

Wbich motion was lost. There being no more bills printed for a third reading, the Senate passed to the next order of

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