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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1887 -10 O'CLOCK A. M.

Senate met, pursuant to adjournment.
Hon. John C. Smith, President of the Senate, presiding.
Prayer by the Chaplain.

The journal of yesterday was being read, when, on motion of Mr. Bacon, of Edgar, 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, being the further consideration of Senate Bill No. 54, for "An act to amend section one (1) of an act entitled 'An act in regard to the descent of property,' approved April 9, 1872, in force July 1, 1872."

Whereupon, the author of the bill being absent, Mr. Crabtree moved that the further consideration of the foregoing bill be temporarily postponed.

Which motion prevailed.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

Mr. Bacon, of Edgar, presented a petition from legal voters of the 31st Senatorial District of this State, protesting against any proposed amendment to the laws of this State, having for its object the abolition of the spring shooting of water fowl.

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

Mr. Pearson presented a petition from members of Liter Lodge No. 128, a detective company, for the apprehension of horse thieves in this State.

Which, on motion of Mr. Pearson, was referred to the committee on agriculture and drainage.

Mr. Crawford presented a petition from members of the W. C. T. U. of this State, asking that the age of protection of girls be raised to at least 18 years.

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

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. Mr. Crabtree, from the committee on county and township organization, to which was referred a resolution adopted by the Illinois State Grange, January 11, 1887, praying for an amendment to the act requiring officers having public funds in their possession to prepare and publish annual statements of the receipt and disbursement of such funds,” respectfully beg leave to report the following bill:

Senate Bill No. 341, being a bill for “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to require officers having in their custody public funds, to prepare and publish an annual statement of the receipt and disbursement of such funds,' approved May 30, 1881, in force July 1, 1881." and recommend it be read a first time and be placed on the order of second reading.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill was rcad a first time, 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. 8, for “An act to aid the Illinois Dairyman's Association in compiling, publishing and distributing its reports,” 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. 34, for "An act making an appropriation in aid of the Illinois Horticultural Society," reported the same back with amendments thereto, and recommended 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. Cartiss, from the committee on appropriations, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 203, for “An act making appropriations for the Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary at Chicago," reported the same back with amendments thereto, and recommended 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. Curtiss, from the committee on appropriations, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 138, for “An act to amend sections two (2), six (6). seven (7), eight (8), ten (10) and twelve (12),

of 'An act to regulate the practice of pharmacy in the State of Illinois,' approved May 30, 1881, and in force July 1, 1881," reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do

not pass.

Thereupon Mr. Bacon, of Will, moved that the aforesaid bill be referred to the committee on license and miscellany for amendment.

And the question being, "Shall the foregoing Senate Bill No. 138 be referred to the committee on license and miscellany?" it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Crabtree, from the committee on county and township organization, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 253, for “An act to amend section five of an act entitled 'An act to indemnify the owners of sheep in case of damage committed by dogs,' approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, amended by act approved May 28, 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. 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. 42, a bill for “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act concerning corporations,' approved April 18, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, by adding thereto a section, to be numbered twenty-eight and one-half (281)."

Senate Bill No. 43, a bill 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.”

Senate Bill No. 92, a bill for "An act to prohibit selling, giving or furnishing tobacco, in any of its forms, to minors, and providing a penalty therefor."

Senate Bill 87, a bill for “An act entitled 'An act to authorize judges of courts of record to appoint jury commissioners and prescribing their powers and duties.

Mr. Adams, from the committee on engrossed and enrolled bills, reports that a bill of the following title has been correctly engrossed, and is returned herewith, to-wit:

Senate Bill No. 176, a bill for “An act to amend article nine of an act entitled 'An act to provide for the incorporotion of cities and villages,' approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872.”

Mr. Gibbs, from the committee on municipalities, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 134, for “An act to amend section two (2) of an act entitled “An act to enable park commissioners or corporate authorities to take, regulate, control and improve public streets leading to public parks, to pay for the improvement thereof and in that behalf to make and collect special assessment

or special tax on contiguous property,' approved and in force April 9, 1879, as amended June 26, 1885," 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. Gibbs, from the committee on municipalities, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 197, for "An act to amend section 164 of an act entitled 'An act for the assessment of property and for the levy and collection of taxes,' approved March 30, 1872, in force July 1, 1872," 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. Gibbs, was ordered to lie upon the table.

Mr. Gibbs, from the committee on municipalities, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 114, for "An act to amend sections two (2), four (4), six (6), seven (7), ten (10) and thirteen (13), of article three (3), of 'An act to revise the law in relation to township organization,' approved and in force March 4, 1874," 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. Gibbs, was ordered to lie upon the table.

Mr. Gibbs, from the committee on municipalities, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 228, for “An act to amend section 89 of an act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages," 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. Gibbs, from the committee on municipalities, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 115, for "An act to amend an act entitled an act to authorize county boards in counties under township organization to organize certain territory situated therein as a town,” approved May 23, 1877, in force July 1, 1877,” 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. Gibbs, was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Gibbs, from the committee on municipalities, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 46, for “An act to amend section two (2) of article three (3) of an act entitled 'An act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,' approved April 10, 1872,” 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. Gibbs, was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Gibbs, from the committee on municipalities, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 213, for "An act to amend an act

entitled 'An act to regulate primary elections of volunteer political associations, and to punish frands therein,' approved June 22, 1885, by adding thereto section 24,” 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. Gibbs, was ordered to lie on the table.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

Mr. Garrity introduced a bill, Senate Bill 342, for "An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Chicago board of trade,' approved February 18, 1859,” and

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

On motion of Mr. Garrity, was referred to the committee on license and miscellany.

Mr. Crabtree introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 343, for “An act to suppress bucket-shops and gambling in stocks, bonds, petroleum, cotton, grain, provisons or other produce.” and

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

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

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Hadley, Senate Bill Bill No. 94, for "An act to amend sections ninety-nine (99), one hundred (100), and one hundred and one (101) of an act entitled 'An act in regard to the administration of estates,' approved April 1, 1872," was taken up for consideration 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.

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Wheeler, Senate Bill No. 36, for “An act to amend section nineteen (19) of 'An act in regard to roads and bridges in counties under township organization, and to repeal an act and parts of acts therein named, ' approved June 23, 1883, in force July 1, 1883,” was taken up and read at large a second time.

And the question being, “Shall the bill be engrossed for a third reading?"

Mr. Wheeler offered the following amendments, viz.:

Amend by striking out the word “two” in lines 13, 15 and 35 of the printed bill, and insert in lieu thereof in each line the word and figure "three (3)," also

Amend by inserting after the word “work” in line 14 printed bill, the words "as well as the kind of work to be done, and the cost thereof."

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