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in the Supreme Court between the State and the O. & M. R. R., involving new but interesting questions arising under our railroad legislation, in which the Commission is seeking to enforce the full vigor of the law as to the power of the State to control, not only rates, but the management of such corporations to a greater extent than has ever been attempted before, will probably be decided before your final adjournment.
The financial condition of the State will always be found by an examination in detail of the reports of the Auditor of Public Accounts and the State Treasurer. I herewith submit a general statement of the receipts and expenditures for the last two years, with estimates of appropriations for the years 1887 and 1888.
RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS.
The amount of all funds in the State Treasury, October 1, 1884, was as follows: General Revenue Fund
$3,127,566 67 State School Fund....
186,220 61 Delinquent Land Tax Fund..
331 06 Unknown and Minor Heirs' Fund... 8,883 42 Local Bond Funds...
$3,902,511 69 The receipts from all sources from October 1, 1884, to September 30, 1886, inclusive, were as follows: General Revenue Fund.
$4,666,443 85 State School Fund....
2,164,739 49 Unknown and Minor Heirs' Fund... 2,471 90 Local Bond Fund...
$13,493,853 89 The disbursements from October 1, 1884, to September 30, 1886, inclusive, were as follows: General Revenue Fund....
$5,130,440 51 State School Fund...
2,132,083 87 Unknown and Minor Heirs’ Fund....
579 13 Local Bond Fund...
Balance of all funds in State Treasury
October 1, 1886....
ESTIMATES OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE YEARS 1887 AND 1888. Legislative Department..
$275,000 00 Executive Department, including Executive Bureau's salaries and expenses.
513,920 00 Judicial Department, salaries of Judges, State's Attorneys, and expenses...
561,000 00 For public printing for General Assembly and Executive Departments....
80,000 00 For paper and stationery for same.
35,000 00 For binding...
30,000 00 Conveying convicts to and from penitentiaries..
40,000 00 Conveying convicts to Reform School..
10,000 00 Arresting and returning fugitives from justice..
33,000 00 Illinois National Guard....
300,000 00 Southern Penitentiary-
Electric light, repairs, etc..... $23,475 00
275,687 70 Live Stock Commission, for ordinary expenses.
20,000 00 For Southern Normal University, for ordinary expenses. . .
52,200 00 For Illinois State Normal University, for current
expenses, including one-half interest on college and seminary fund..
43,000 00 For University of Illinois, for ordinary expenses and salaries.
41,000 00 For ordinary expenses and maintenance of inmates
of four State hospitals for the Insane, the Deaf and Dumb, Blind, and Feeble-Minded Asylums, the Soldiers' Orphans'Home, the Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, State Reform School, and Soldiers' and Sailors' Home.
2,000,000 00 For State school purposes..
2,000,000 00 Estimates of contingent appropriationsFor Illinois State Penitentiary.
50,000 00 For Southern Penitentiary...
10,000 00 For Illinois and Michigan Canal.
40,000 00 For State Board of Health...
40,000 00 For Illinois National Guard.
50,000 00 For Board of Live Stock Commissioners...
200,000 00 The death of General John A. Logan, December 26, 1886, United States Senator from this State, creates a vacancy in the representation from this State in the Senate of the United States. It will become the duty of the present General Assembly, under the laws of the United States, to elect a Senator to fill such vacancy.
The death of that distinguished citizen, patriot, soldier and statesman, honored and loved by his comrades and countrymen, casts a
gloom over the entire country. His eminent services justly entitle his name to official recognition, and to an honored place in the memory and affections of a grateful and admiring people.
In conclusion, gentlemen, allow me to express the hope that our joint labors may be productive of substantial and lasting good to the people of the State. The powers briefly entrusted to our care are of the gravest character, and demand the exercise of the greatest caution and prudence in their execution.
RICHARD J. OGLESBY. Mr. Shutt moved that the foregoing message of his Excellency, the Governor, lie upon the table, and that 5,000 copies be printed for the use of the Senate,
Which motion prevailed.
Mr. Bell introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 3, for "An act to provide for the incorporation of co-operative associations for pecuniary profit,” and
On motion of Mr. Bell, the rules were suspended and the bill was read at large a first time, and
On motion of Mr. Bell, was referred to the committee on labor and manufacturing, when formed.
Mr. Curtiss introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 4, for "An act to amend section four (4) of an act to amend an act entitled 'An act to exempt the homestead from forced sale and to provide for setting off the same, and to exempt certain personal property from attachment and sale on execution, and from distress for rent, approved April 30, 1873, in force July 1, 1873," 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 judiciary, when formed.
Mr. Reinhardt introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 5, for "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,'” and
On motion of Mr. Reinhardt, the rules were suspended and the bill was read at large a first time, and
On motion of Mr. Reinhardt, was referred to the committee on education and educational institutions,
The President of the Senate announced the appointment of Robert A. Smith, as his Private Secretary.
The hour of 11 o'clock A. M., having arrived, the President of the Senate then announced that the House of Representatives was ready to receive the Senate in joint session for the purpose of canvassing the election returns for State officers of the election held Tuesday, November 2, 1886.
In accordance with the foregoing notice and joint resolution, this day adopted, the Senate, preceded by the President and Secretary thereof, repaired to the Hall of the House of Representatives, and in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, proceeded to canvass the returns of the vote cast at the election held on Tuesday, the 2d day of November, A. D. 1886, for the offices of Treasurer and Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The joint session being convened, the Speaker of the House of Representatives presiding, he announced the business in order was the canvassing of the returns of the vote cast at the last election for State officers, held on Tuesday, November 2, A. D. 1886, as provided for in the Constitution of the State, and by the joint resolution adopted by both Houses.
By order of the President of the Senate, the Secretary of the Senate called the roll of members of the Senate, when the following answered to their names:
Messrs. Adams, Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Bell, Berggren, Burke, Chapman, Cochran, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Darnell, Dean, Eckhart, Evans, Forman, Funk, Garrity, Gibbs, Greenwood, Hadley, Higgins, Hill, Hogan, Humphrey, Johns, Johnson, Knopf, Leman, McGrath, Monahan, Organ, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt,' Seiter, Shutt, Southworth, Stephenson, Strattan, Streeter, Sumner, Thompson, Torrance, Washburn, Wheeler and Yost--Present, 48.
The President of the Senate then announced that a quorum of the Senate was present.
The Speaker of the House then directed the Clerk thereof to call the roll of the members of the House, which was done, and the following were found to be present:
Messrs. Allen of Vermilion, Allen of Warren, Archer, Bailey, Baker, Barger, Bicklehaupt, Blackburn, Bogardus, Bradshaw, Breeden, Brokoski, Brown of Edwards, Brown of Fayette, Browne of LaSalle, Brubaker, Bundy, Campbell, Carr, Chase; Clark, Cleary, Cole, Collins, Condo, Converse, Conway, Cooley, Coppinger, Cox, Crafts, Crawford, Curtiss, Davis, Day, Decker, Dixon, Dwyer of the 5th, Dwyer of the 6th, Eastman, Eeton, Eddy, Farley, Farrell, Faxon, Firoved, Fisher, Fletcher, Ford, French, Fuller, Furlong, Galloway, George, Gittinys, Gleason, Grason, Gray, Green, Halpin, Hamer, Hamilton of Iroquois, Hamilton of McLean, Hart, Haven, Heimann, Herrick, Herrington, Holcomb, Hoskinson, Huling, Hunt, Hunter, Jay, Johnson, Jones of Crawford, Jones of Sangamon, Karlowski, Kenny, Keyser, Kinsey, Kretzinger, Lamont, Larrabee, Littler, Lowry, McElligott, Mckinlay, McLaughlin. McNabb, MacMillan, Mahoney, Marshall, Messick, Meyer, Miller, Moran, Morgan, Morrasy, Murphy, Neely, Nellis, O'Connor, Partridge, Peel, Pepoon, Phillips, Piatt, Pierce, Pollard, Pomeroy, Purdunn, Reynolds, Reiley, Rice, Rohrbach, Ruby, Ruggles, Sawyer of LaSalle, Sawyers of Scott, Scharlau, Schneider, Schoenewald, Seawell, Sloan, Smith, Stewart, Stover, Symonds, Taggart, Taylor, Trench, Tyler, Veile, Vickers, Wait, Ward, Wedig, Wells, White, Wilkinson, Williams, Wilson of Clay, Wilson of Cumberland, Wilson of Ogle, Wright of Cook, Wright of Morgan, Yocum, and Mr. Calhoun, the Speaker- Present, 149.
Whereupon the Speaker announced that a quorum of the House of Representatives was present.
A quorum of the Senate and House being present, the Speaker of the House, pursuant to section 4, of article 5, of the Constitution, proceeded to open the returns of the election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November, 1886, for State Treasurer and Superintendent of Public Instruction, and to publish the same.
The returns having been duly opened and published in the presence of a majority of the members of both Houses, the Speaker announced the result of the canvass of the election for State Treasurer and Superintendent of Public Instruction as follows:
For State Treasurer-
240,864 Henry W. Austin..
19,766 John Budlong...
34,821 John R. Tanner having received the highest number of votes cast for any one person for State Treasurer, was duly declared elected Treasurer of the State of Illinois for the term of two years. For Superintendent of Public InstructionRichard Edwards.
276,710 votes. Franklin T. Oldt..
240,782 Ulrich Z. Gilmer..
19,402 Daniel L. Braucher
34,701 Richard Edwards having received the highest number of votes cast for any one person for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, was duly declared elected Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Illinois, for the term of four years.
Mr. Littler moved that a committee of two from the Senate and three from the House, be appointed to await upon the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, ask him to appear and swear in the newly elected State officers,
And the motion prevailed.
The President of the Senate appointed as such committee, on the part of the Senate, Mr. Cochran and Mr. Bell.
The Speaker of the House appointed as such committee, on the part of the House, Mr. Littler, Mr. Stover and Mr. Gray.
Mr. Fuller moved that a committee of two from the Senate and three from the House, be appointed to notify the State officers elect to appear and take oath of office,
And the motion prevailed.
The President of the Senate appointed as such committee, on the part of the Senate, Mr. Crawford and Mr. Seiter.
The Speaker of the House appointed as such committee, on the part of the House, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Grason and Mr. White,
And the different committees appearing, accompanied by Chief Justice Scott, of the Supreme Court, and the State officers elect, John R. Tanner and Richard Edwards, at the bar of the House, the oath of office was duly administered by Chief Justice Scott.
At 12:20 P. M., the Speaker of the House declared the joint session dissolved, and thereupon the House resumed its session.
Thereupon the Senators repaired to their own Chamber.
At 11:36 o'clock A. M., the Senate was called to order in the Senate Chamber, by the President of the Senate.
At 11:40, on motion of Mr. Berggren, the Senate adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow.