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(1). Ed Barber. (2). James Hallinger. (3). I. H. Kelly, and (+). Jerry Ward.

We would also recommend that Peter Flemming be retained as doorkeeper in charge of Lieut. Gov. Smith's room, with the same pay as allowed policemen, all of which is respectfully submitted.

C. H. BACON, Chairman. Mr. Bacon moved the adoption of the foregoing report, the same to take effect from and after this date.

Mr. McGrath moved to amend the report by adding thereto the name of George B. Eldridge as a member of the Senate police force.

Whereupon the President ruled the aforesaid motion out of order.

And the question being upon the adoption of the report of the committee, the motion prevailed, and the report of the committee was declared adopted.

By unanimous consent, the Senate returned to the order of

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. Mr. Crawford, from the committee on judiciary, to which was referred a bill Senate 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, 1374, in force July 1, 1874,” 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. Crawford, from the committee on judiciary, to which referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 111, for “An act to reduce the number of grand jurors in courts of record in this State, and to fix the number of such jurors at thirteen in lieu of twenty-three,” reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do

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

Mr. Crawford, from the committee on judiciary, to which referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 127, for “An act to prevent swindling and to fix the rights of purchasers, holders, makers, payees, and payors of promissory notes, or other evidence of indebtedness, and to fix the punishment for violation of this act,” 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. Crawford, was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Crawford, from the committee on judiciary, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 142, for "An act to amend section one of an act to revise the law in relation to marriages," approved February 27, 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 ordered to its second reading and to be printed.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

Mr. Leman introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 295, for "An act to amend sections two (2), four (4), six (6), seven (7), ten (10), eleven (11) and twelve (12) of article three (3) of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to township organization, approved and in force March 4, 1874," and

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

On motion of Mr. Leman, was referred to the committee on municipalities.

Mr. Hadley introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 296, for 'An act to revise the law in regard to the reporting of the decisions of the Supreme Court of this State, to fix the compensation of the reporter, to fix the price of said reports, to provide for the purchase of certain copies thereof by the State, and for their distribution,” and

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

On motion of Mr. Hadley, was referred to the committee on judicial department.

Mr. Curtiss introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 297, for "An act to provide for the weighing of grain in warehouses of class “A,” and

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

On motion of Mr. Curtiss, was referred to the committee on warehouses.

Mr. Adams introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 298, for “An act to encourage the propagation and cultivation and to secure the protection of fishes in all the waters of this State," 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 agriculture and drainage.

Mr. Crawford introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 299, for "An act to enable park commissioners to sell land no longer needed for park purposes,” and

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

On motion of Mr. Crawford, was referred to the committee on municipalities.

The daily order of business having been completed, the Senate then resumed the item of unfinished business of yesterday, in accordance with rule 57 of the Senate, the said unfinished business being

READING BILLS OF THE SENATE THE SECOND TIME.

Thereupon Senate Bill No. 49, a bill for “An act providing for the study of the nature and effect of alcoholic beverages, stimulants and 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," was again taken up for consideration.

Mr. Johnson offered the following amendment, viz:

Amend by striking out all after the word “assembly” in section one, and insert the following:

That section fifty 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 an act approved March 30, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, be, and is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Section 50. After the first day of July, A. D. 1888, no teacher shall be authorized to teach a common school under the provisions of this act, who is not of good moral character, and who does not possess a certificate as required by this section. It shall be the duty of the county superintendent to grant certificates to such persons as may, upon due examination, be found qualified; and said certificates shall be of two grades—those of the first grade shall be valid for two years, and shall certify that the person to which such certificate is given is qualified to teach orthography, reading in English, penmanship, arithmetic, English grammar, modern geography, the elements of the natural sciences, the history of the United States, physiology, and the laws of health including the physiology and hygiene of alcoholic stimulants, with special reference to their effects upon the human system. Certificates of the second grade shall be valid for one year, and shall certify that the persou to whom such certificate is given is qualified to teach orthography, reading in English, penmanship, arithmetic, English grammar, modern geography, the history of the United States, physiology, and the laws of health, including the physiology and hygiene of alcoholic stimulants, with special reference to their effects upon the human system. The county superintendent may, at his option, renew said certificates at their expiration, by his endorsement thereon, and may revoke the same at any time for immorality, incompetency or other just cause. Said certificates may be in the following form, viz.:

ILLINOIS, ....18....

... County. The undersigned having examined....

in orthography, reading in English, penmanship, arithmetic, English grammar, modern geography, the history of the United States, and being satisfied that.

.is of good moral character, hereby certifies that. .qualifications in the above branches are such as to entitle.... to this certificate, being of the....grade, and valid in said county for.. .year from the date hereof, renewable at the option of the county superintendent by his endorsement thereon. Given under my hand and seal at the date aforesaid.

A. B, County Superintendent of Schools. In any county in which a county normal school is established under the control of a county board of education, the diplomas of graduates in said normal school shall, when directed by said board, be taken by the county superintendent as sufficient evidence of qualifications to entitle the holder to a first class certificate. Each county superintendent shall also keep a record, in a book provided for that purpose, of all, teachers to whom he grants certificates. Said record shall show the date and grade of each certificate granted and the name, age and nativity of each teacher; and shall give the names of male and female teachers separately. Said record may be as follows, viz.:

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A copy or transcript of said record shall be transmitted by the county superintendent, with his regular report, to the State Superintendent. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction is hereby authorized to grant State certificates to such teachers as may be found worthy to receive them, which shall be of perpetual validity in every county and school district in the State. But State certificates shall only be granted upon public examination, of which due notice shall be given, in such branches and upon such terms and by such examiners as the State Superintendent and the principals of the normal universities may prescribe. Said certificates may be revoked by the State Superintendent upon proof of immoral or unprofessional conduct. Every school established under the provisions of this act shall be for the instruction in the branches of education prescribed in the qualifications for teachers, and in such other branches, including vocal music and drawing, as the directors or the voters of the district at the annual election of directors may prescribe."

The question being on the adoption of the foregoing amendment, and the yeas and nays being demanded, it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 28; nays, 15.

Those voting in the aflirmative are:

Messis. Bacon of Edgar, Bell, Burke, Cantweli, Chapman, Crawford, Darnell, Dean, Evans, Gibbs, Gore, Hadley, Higgins, Hill, Humphrey, Johnson, Knopf, Monahan, Orendorf, Organ, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Shutt, Southworth, Stephenson, Strattan, Streeter-28.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Adams, Berggren, Cochran, Crabtree, Curtiss, Eckhart, Greenwood, Leman, McGrath, Sumner, Thompson, Torrance, Washburn, Wheeler, Yost-15.

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

Amend the title by striking out all after the word "act" and insert the following: "To amend section 50 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 an act approved March 30, 1874, in force July 1, 1874.”

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

Senate Bill No. 154, a bill for "An act providing for the permanent location of the Illinois State Fair, the securing of land, construction of buildings, and making other necessary improvements for the holding of the State fair,” was taken up for consideration, but before being read Mr. Funk moved that the bill be recommitted to the committee on agriculture and drainage.

Which motion prevailed.

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Crawford, Senate Bill No. 285, a bill for “An act to indemnify the owners of property for damages occasioned by mobs and riots," was taken up for consideration, and upon his motion the bill was made the special order for Wellnesilay, March 16, 1887, immediately after the reading of the journal.

Senate Bill No. 174, a bill for “An act to amend section six (6) of an act entitled 'An act concerning circuit courts, and to fix the time for holding the same in the several counties in the judicial circuits in the State of Illinois, exclusive of Cook county,' approved May 24, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, as amended by act approved June 30, 1885, in force July 1, 1885," 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 atlirmative.

READING HOUSE BILLS A THIRD TIME. Mr. Curtiss moved to suspend the rules to take up House Bill No. 96 to be read a third time.

Which motion prevailed.

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