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Whereupon House Bill No. 96, 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, 36; nays, 0.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Adams, Bacon of Eduar, Berggren, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Darnell, Dean, Eckhart, Forman, Garrity, Greenwood, lliugins, Hill, Humphrey, Johnson, knopf, McGrath, Monthan, Orendorf, Organ, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt, Spiter, Shuti, sunthworth, Sirattan, Streeter, Sumner, Thompson, Torrance, Washburn, Wheeler, Yost.

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.

The Senate then resumed the order of

Yeas -36.

READING BILLS OF THE SENATE THE THIRD TIME.

Senate Bill No. 35, being a bill for “An act making an appropriation for the ordinary expenses of the Southern Illinois Normal University at Carbondale, Jackson county, Illinois," which was read at large a second time yesterday, was taken up for further consideration, and

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

Senate Bill No. 207, being a bill 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," was taken up and read at large a second time, and, by unanimous consent, the further consideration of said bill was temporarily postponed.

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Garrity, the following preamble and joint resolution, received from the House of Representatives this day, was taken up for consideration, read and adopted, viz.:

WHEREAS, The State of Illinois and the State of South Carolina, after the war with Mexico, each presented to the late General James Shields a sword, in consideration of galant and meritorious service rendered by him in said war; and

WHEREAS, He has left surviving him a widow and three minor children, with but limiter means of support, and said words, though costly and valuable, can not be divided and apportioned between said children, and their value is needed for the education and support of said children; and

WHEREAS, A bill has been introduced in Congress to authorize the Secretary of War to purchase of the widow and chiidren of the late General James Shields said swords, at their actual cost and value, not to exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars;

Résolre:l by the Louse of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That our Senators in Congress he instructed, and our Representatives he requested, to ns' their bust en lesvorsto secure the passage of said bill.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Crabtree, House Bill No. 8, being a bill for "An act designating rooms in the State House for the occupancy of the Illinois State Library," was taken up for consideration and read at large a first time, and

On motion of Mr. Crabtree, was referred to the committee on appropriations.

The Senate resumed the order of

READING BILLS OF THE SENATE THE SECOND TIME.

Senate Bill No. 158, a biil for “An act to make it lawful for any person, without regard to sex, who possesses the other qualifications of an elector now required by law, to vote at any district school election held in pursuance of the school laws of this State," 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. 143, a bill for "An act making an appropriation for the repairs and completion of the Lincoln Monument, near Springfield Illinois,” was taken up and read at large a second time, together with the following amendment thereto, reported from the committee on appropriations:

Amend by striking out the words, “and completion" in the original bill in line two. Also by striking out in the eighth line of said bill the word, “twenty-five," and insert in lieu thereof the word “fifteen.” Also by striking out the words, “and completing" in the twelfth line of said bill.

The question being, “Shall the amendment reported from the committee on appropriations be adopted?” it was decided in the affirmative.

By unanimous consent, the further consideration of the foregoing bill was temporarily postponed.

Senate Bill No. 67, a bill for “An act to remove the dam across the Little Wabash river, at New Haven, Gallatin county, Illinois, and for making an appropriation therefor," 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. 245, a bill for “An act to amend sections 40 and 43 of an act entitled 'An in regard to judgments and decrees, and the manner of enforcing the same by execution, and to provide for the redemption of real estate sold under execution or decree,' approved March 22, 1872, in force July 1, 1872," was taken up, and read at large a second time, together with the following amendment thereto, reported from the committee on judicial department: Amend the title and enacting clause by striking out "and 43." Amend the bill by striking out all of section 43.

Amend by inserting after the word "therefor," in the fourth line from the bottom of the first page of the bill, the following:

"To be ascertained and determined by the court out of which the writ issued or any judge thereof in vacation.”

Amend by striking out the words "so paid by said officer," in the second line from the bottom of page one, and inserting in lieu thereof the following: “Of such compensation.”

The question being, “Shall the amendments reported from the committee on judicial department be adopted ?" it was decided in the affirmative.

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

At 12 o'clock M., on motion of Mr. Evans, the Senate adjourned. THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1887–10 O'CLOCK A. M.

The 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. Crabtree, 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, it being the further consideration of Senate Bill No. 71, being a bill for "An act concerning fees and costs," which, having been printed, was taken up and having been read at large a second time on February 24, 1887, and

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

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS. Mr. Adams presented a petition from the legal voters of Wayne county, Illinois, praying the passage of the measure popularly known as the county option bill, giving counties the right to prohibit, by a majority vote, the sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage within their limits.

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

Mr. Johns presented a petition from citizens of Illinois, urging the passage of House Bill No. 28, to prohibit the payment of wages in anything but lawful money, etc.

Which, on motion of Mr. Johns, was referred to the committee on mines and mining.

Mr. Funk presented a petition from the Illinois State Grange, at Bloomington, asking that the right of suffrage be extended to women in the election of all school officers.

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

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

Mr. Torrance, from the committee on State charitable institutions, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 74, for “An act making appropriations for the ordinary and other expenses of the Illinois Eastern Hospital for the Insane at Kankakee,” reported the same back with amendments thereto, and recommended that the amendments be adopted, and that the bill as amended do pass, and 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. Torrance, from the committee on State charitable institutions, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 75, for "An act making appropriations for the Eastern Hospital for the Insane at Kankakee,” reported the same back, with the recommendation that the bill do pass, and 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. Torrance, from the committee on State charitable institutions, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 9, for “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to the commitment and detention of lunatics,' approved March 21, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, by amending the title thereof, and by adding additional sections, to be known as sections 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30," 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. Torrance, from the committee on State charitable institutions, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 118, for “An act to secure the enforcement of the law for the prevention cruelty to children and animals," 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 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. 217, for “An act to encourage the planting of trees,” 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. Adams, 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. 49, a bill for “An act to amend section 50 of an act entitled 'An act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,'

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