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READING BILLS OF THE SENATE THE SECOND TIME.

Senate Bill No. 112, a bill for "An act to authorize the directors of incorporated park companies to appoint a superintendent and assistant superintendents of grounds, and vesting such superintendent and assistant superintendents with police powers while on duty upon the park premises," was taken up and read at large a second time.

And the question being, "Shall the bill be engrossed and printed for a third reading?" it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Johnson asked and obtained unanimous consent to take up House Bill No. 57, a bill for “An act making appropriations for the ordinary and other expenses of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home at Quincy, until the thirtieth day of June, A. D. 1887, which was taken up and read at large a second time.

Mr. Gibbs moved to refer to the committee on appropriations, which was lost.

And the question being, “Shall the bill be engrossed and printed for a third reading?" it was decided in the aftirmative.

Senate Bili No. 141, a bill for “An act to amend section 45 of an act entitled 'An act concerning fees and salaries, and to classify the several counties of this State with reference thereto,' approved March 29, 1872, in force July 1, 1872; title as amended by act approved March 28, 1874, in force July 1, 1874,” was taken up and read at large a second time.

And the question being, “Shall the bill be engrossed and printed for a third reading?" it was decided in the affirmative.

Senate Bill No. 204, a bill for "An act to protect stock breeders within the State of Illinois," was taken up for consideration and read.

Mr. Stephenson offered the following amendment, which was adopted, viz.

Amend page two, line three, of printed bill by striking out "eighteen” and inserting “four,” and strike out the words "of service of said sire" and insert “birth of get.”

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

Amend title by striking out the word "protect" and insert in Jieu thereof the word "defraud."

The question then being, "Shall the bill as amended be engrossed and printed for a third reading?" it was decided in the affirmative.

Unanimous consent being given, Mr. Curtiss moved to reconsider the vote whereby House Bill No. 57, for “An act making appropriations for the ordinary and other expenses of the Illinois Soldiers and Sailors' Home at Quincy, until the thirtieth day of June, A. D. 1887,” was ordered to a third reading.

Which motion prevailed.

And the bill was recalled and placed on the order of second reading for immediate consideration.

Mr. Curtiss moved to refer the foregoing House Bill No. 57 to the committee on appropriations.

Which motion prevailed.
At 12:10 P. M. Mr. Garrity moved to adjourn.
Which motion was lost and the Senate resumed the order of.

READING BILLS OF THE SENATE THE SECOND TIME.

Senate Bill No. 100, a bill for “An act to amend sections one (1), three (3) and four (4), of division XII, of an act entitled An act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence,' approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874,” was taken up and read at large a second time.

And the question being, “Shall the bill be engrossed and printed for a third reading ?” it was decided in the affirmative.

At 12:15 o'clock P. M., on motion of Mr. Crawford, the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1887--10 O'CLOCK A. M.

Senate met, pursuant to adjournment.

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

Prayer by the Chaplain.

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

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. Mr. Berggren, from the committee on engrossed and enrolled bills, reports that bills of the following titles have been correctly engrossed, and are returned herewith, to-wit:

Senate Bill No. 100, a bill for “An act to amend sections one (1), three (3) and four (4), of division XII, of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence,' approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874."

Senate Bill No. 112, a bill for "An act to authorize the directors of incorporated park companies to appoint a superintendent and assistant superintendents of grounds, and vesting such superintendent and assistant superintendents with police powers while on duty upon the park premises."

Mr. Berggren, from the committee on engrossed and enrolled bills, reports that bills of the following titles have been correctly engrossed, and are returned herewith, to-wit.:

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.” Senate Bill No. 141, a bill for “An act to amend section 45, of

act entitled 'An act concerning fees and salaries, and to classify the several counties of this State with reference thereto,' approved March 29, 1872, in force July 1, 1872; title as amended by act approved March 28, 1874, in force July 1, 1874.”

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Senate Bill No. 204, a bill for “An act to protect stock breeders within the State of Illinois."

Mr. Wheeler, from the committee on judicial department, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 146, for "An act to amend sections one (1) and three (3) of an act entitled 'An act to provide for fees of clerks of probate courts in counties of the third class,' approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879," 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. Wheeler, from the committee on judicial department, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 246, for “An act to amend section thirty-three (33) of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to change of venue,' approved March 25, 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. Wheeler, from the committee on judicial department, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 68, for "An act to amend 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,” reported the same back, with the recommendation that the bill do not pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill, on motion of Mr. Wheeler, was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Wheeler, from the committee on judicial department, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 147, for "An act to amend section 7 of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to county surveyors and the custody of the United States field notes,' approved June 4, 1885," reported the same back, with the recommendation that the bill do not pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill, on motion of Mr. Wheeler, was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Wheeler, from the committee on judicial department, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 43, for “An act to amend section eight (8) of an act entitled 'An act to establish appellate courts,' approved June 2, 1877, in force July 1, 1877," reported the same back with amendments thereto, and mended that the amendments 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 amendments.

Mr. McGrath, from the committee on education and educational institutions, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 92, for

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An act to prohibit selling, giving or furnishing tobacco in any of its forms to minors, and providing a penalty therefor,” 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.

Mr. McGrath, from the committee on education and educational institutions, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 49, for "An act providing for the study of the nature and effect of alcoholic beverages, stimulants anu narcotics upon the human system, by the pupils of suitable age in all schools in this State supported by public money or under State control," 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, House Bill No. 57, for "An act making appropriations for the ordinary and other expenses of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home at Quincy, until the thirtieth day of June, A. D. 1887,” reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill havbeen printed and read a second time February 17, was ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Pearson, from the committee on mines and mining, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 56, for "An act to amend section 1 and section 2, as amended by an act approved June 29, 1885, in force July 1, 1885," and section 5 of an act entitled 'An act to provide for the weighing of coal at the mines, reported the same back with a probable substitute, with the recommendation that one thousand copies of this probable substitute be printed for use of the committee.

On motion of Mr. Pearson the report was concurred in.

REPORTS OF SELECT COMMITTEES,

Mr. Bacon, of Will, chairman of the select committee appointed by the Senate to investigate as to the number of employes on the pay roll of the Senate, etc., submitted the following report, viz.: To the Honorable President and Members of the Senate:

Your committee appointed to investigate as to the number of employes on pay roll of the Senate, etc., would report as follows:

We find there are fifteen policemen, two of whom are doing the work of janitors and one of whom is employed as assistant to clerk of committees on judiciary and agriculture and drainage. In our opinion there is more work than one clerk can do, and we there

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