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And the question being, "Shall this bill pass?" it was decided in the affirmative: Yeas, 31; nays, 10.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Adams, Bacon of Will, Berggren, Chapman, Cochran, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Eckhart, Evans, Funk, Garrity, Gibbs, Greenwood, Hadley, Knopf, Leman, McGrath, Monahan, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt, Seiter, Shutt, Strattan, Thompson, Torrance, Washburn, Wheeler, Yost.-31.

Those voting in the negative are:
Messrs. Bell, Darnell, Dean, Hill, Johns, Johnson, Orendorf, Organ, Stephenson, Sumner.-10.

Ordered that the title be as aforesaid, and that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof and ask their concurrence therein.

Mr. Crawford presented the following report, viz.: To the Honorable, the President of the Senate:

The committee of conference on the following resolution and amendment, to-wit:

WAEREAS, The annnal town elections throughout the State will be held on Tuesday, April 5; therefore,

L'esolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That when the two houses adjourn on Friday, April 1, they shall stand adjourned until Wednesday, April 6, 1887.

With the following amendment thereto, in the adoption of which the Secretary of the Senate was instructed to ask the concurrence of the House of Representatives, viz.:

Amend by striking out "Wednesday, April 6," and insert “Thursday, April 7.”

Respectfully beg leave to report, and recommend that the Senate recede from its amendment, and that the original resolution be amended by inserting after the word “Wednesday” the words “at 5 o'clock P. M.," and that with such amendment the resolution be adopted.

CHAS. H. CRAWFORD,
Jos. REINHARDT,
John M. DARNELL,

Senate Committee.

CHAS. E. FULLER,
ROBERT L. McKINLAY,
W. P. WRIGHT,

House Committee. Mr. Crawford moved the adoption of the foregoing report.

And the question being, “Does the Senate consent to the adoption of the foregoing report, fixing Wednesday, April 6, 1887, at 5 o'clock P. M., as the time to which both houses shall adjourn ?" it was decided in the affirmative.

At 12:40 o'clock P. M., on motion of Mr. Reinhardt, the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1887-10 O'CLOCK A. M.

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

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

HOUSE MESSAGES.

A message from the House, by Mr. Dawson, Assistant Clerk:

Mr. President: I am directed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives has concurred with them in the adoption of the report of the joint conference committee relative to time of adjournment of the two Houses over annual town meeting day, fixing the time at Wednesday, April 6, 1887, at 5 o'clock P. M., as the time to which both Houses will adjourn from Friday, April 1, 1887. Report adopted March 31, 1887.

JOHN A. REEVE, Clerk of the House of Representatives. A message from the House, by Mr. Dawson, Assistant Clerk:

Mr. President: I am directed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed a bill with an emergency clause of the following title, in the passage of which I am instructed to ask the concurrence of the Senate, to-wit:

House Bill No. 24, being a bill for “An act to provide for an increase of the number of judges of the Circuit court of Cook county."

Passed the House with an emergency clause, by a two thirds. vote, March 31, 1887.

John A. REEVE, Clerk of the House of Representatives. A message from the House, by Mr. Dawson, Assistant Clerk:

Mr. President: I am directed to inform the Senate that the House of Representative has passed bills of the following titles,

in the passage of which I am instructed to ask the concurrence of the Senate, to-wit:

House Bill No. 1, being a bill for “An act to amend sections four (4), six (6) and eight (8) of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to the rate of interest, and to repeal certain acts therein named,' approved May 24, 1879, in force July 1, 1879.”

House Bill No. 68, being a bill for "An act to repeal section sixty-five (65) of an act entitled 'An act in regard to practice in courts of record,' approved February 22, 1872, in force July 1, 1872.”

House Bill No. 103, being a bill for “An act to amend section thirty-four of an act entitled :An act concerning insolvent debtors,” approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872.”

House Bill No. 5, being a bill for an act to amend section seventy (70) of an act entitled 'An act in regard to the administration of estates,' approved April 1, 1872, in force July 1, 1872.”

House Bill No. 104, being a bill for “An act to transfer the balance to the credit of the delinquent land tax fund to the credit of the revenue fund.”

House Bill No. 39, being a bill for "An act to amend section fifty-seven (57), division 1, of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence, approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874. All passed the House March 30, 1887.

JOHN A. REEVE, Clerk of the House of Representatives. A message from the House, by Mr. Dawson, Assistant Clerk:

Mr. President: I am directed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives has concurred with them in the passage of a bill of the following title, to-wit:

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.". Concurred in by the House of Representatives March 31, 1887.

John A. REEVE, Clerk of the House of Representatives. By unanimous consent, Mr. Johnson offered the following resolution, which, by unanimous consent, was taken up for consideration and adopted, by a rising vote, viz.:

WHEREAS, The Senate has learned of the death of Miss Cinderella Gore, youngest daughter of Hon. David Gore, Senator from the Thirty-eighth district; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the sympathy of the Senate is hereby tendered to Sene tor Gore and the members of his family in their great atfliction;

Resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon the records of the Senate, and that the Secretary be instructed to present an engrossed copy of the same to Senator Gore.

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Hill, House Bill No. 1, a bill for “An act to amend sections four (4), six (6) and eight (8) of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to the rate of interest and to repeal certain acts therein named,' approved May 24, 1879, in force July 1, 1879,” was taken up and read at large a first time, and

On motion of Mr. Hill, was referred to the committee on finance.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

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. 226, a bill for 'An act to amend sections six (6) and fourteen (14) of an act entitled 'An act to extend the jurisdiction of county courts and to provide for the practice thereof, to fix the time for holding the same and to repeal an act therein named,' approved March 26, 1874, in force July 1, 1874.”

Senate Bill No. 331, a bill for ‘An act to amend section twentytwo (22) of an act entitled 'An act in regard to guardians and wards,' approved April 10, 1874.”

Mr. Crawford, faom the committee on judiciary, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 39, for “An act to regulate the description of paper money in cases of larceny,” 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. Crawford, from the committee on judiciary, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 2, for “An act to amend division fifteen (15) of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence,' approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 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. Crawford, was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Crawford, from the committee on judiciary, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 133, for “An act to abolish the rule in Shelly's case," 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. 117, for "An act to amend section 38 of an act entitled 'An act in regard to evidences and deposition in civil cases,' approved March 29, 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. Crawford, was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Crawford, from the committee on judiciary, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 116, for “An act to amend sections one, two, three and four of chapter 117 of the revised statutes, entitled 'An act in regard to referees in common law cases,' approved February 3, 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. Crawford, was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Crawford, from the committee on judiciary, to which was referred a bill, Sente Bill No. 294, for "An act relating to bonds," 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. Reinhardt, from the committee on labor and manufactures, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 238, for "An act to insure the better protection of life and property from steam boiler explosions,” 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. 186, for "An act making appropriations to the Soldiers' Orphans' Home at Normal,” 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. Wheeler, from the committee on judicial department, to which was 'referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 257, for “An act to punish fraud upon hotel keepers,” 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. 369, for "An act to amend section eleven (11) of an act entitled 'An act to establish a board of railroad and warehouse commissioners, and prescribe their powers and duties,' approved April 13, 1871, in force July 1, 1871,” 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.

The daily order of business having been exhausted, the Senate passed to the order of

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