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

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

At 5:10 o'clock P. M., on motion of Mr. Crawford, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 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. Hadley, the further reading of the same was dispensed with, and it was ordered to stand approved.

SPECIAL ORDER.

The President of the Senate called attention to the speciel order, being the further consideration of Senate Bill No. 235, for “An act for the relief of Manuel H. Boals, of Alton, Illinois," which was made a special order for Wednesday, April 6, 1887, at 10:30 o'clock A. M., but not having been called up at that date, Mr. Hadley moved that the further consideration of said bill be postponed to and made a special order for Thursday April 14, 1887, immediately after the reading of the journal.

Which motion prevailed.

HOUSE MESSAGE.

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 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. 4, being a bill for "An act to amend sections eight (8), nine (9) and twenty-one (21) of an act entitled 'An act in regard to limitations, approved April 4, 1872, in force July 1, 1872.'

Also, House Bill No. 34, being a bill for "An act to amend section two hundred and thirty-seven of division one of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence,' approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874."

Also, House Bill No. 111, being a bill for "An act entitled an act for the protection of wild game."

Also, House Bill No. 41, being a bill for “An act to incorporate the Illinois Industrial Home for the Blind, and to make an appropriation therefor." All the above bills passed the House March 31, 1887.

John A. REEVE, Clerk of the House of Representatives. On motion of Mr. Wheeler, the foregoing bills were ordered on the calendar for a first reading.

By unanimous consent, on request of Mr. Johns, House Bill No. 41, for "An act to incorporate the Illinois Industrial Home for the Blind, and to make an appropriation therefor," was taken up for consideration and read at large a first time, and, on his motion, was referred to the committee on State charitable institutions.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

Mr. Cochran presented a petition from citizens of Manteno, Illipois, urging the passage of a measure prohibiting combinations of insurance companies for the purpose of fixing rates of insurance, etc.

Which, on motion of Mr. Cochran, was ordered on file without reference.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

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. 216, a bill for “An act to regulate the attendance of teachers upon teachers' institutes."

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

Mr. Hadley introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 370, for "An act to amend 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, by adding thereto an additional section, to be numbered eleven and one-half (11!)," 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. Leman introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 371, for "An act to establish a board of gas commissioners, and prescribe their duties and powers,” 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 judicial department.

Mr. Eckhart introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 372, for “An act to incorporate insurance companies," and

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

On motion of Mr. Eckhart, was referred to the committee on insurance.

Mr. Johns introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 373, for “An act to amend section seven of an act entitled 'An act to enable associations of persons to become a body corporate to raise funds to be loaned only among the members of such associations,' in force July 1, A. D. 1879," and

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

On motion of Mr. Johns, was referred to the committee on corporations.

Mr. Curtiss introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 374, for “An act making additional appropriation for the payment of the employes of the Thirty fifth General Assembly," 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 ordered to a second reading without reference.

Mr. Curtiss introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 375, for "An act to amend section 20, of an act entitled 'An act concerning fees and salaries, and to classify the several counties of this State with reference thereto,' approved March 29, 1872, in force July 1, 1872; title as amended by act approved March 28, 1874, in force July 1, 1874; and as amended by an act approved May 25, 1877, in force July 1, 1877," 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 judicial department.

READING BILLS OF THE SENATE THE THIRD TIME.

Senate bill No. 108, for “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to recorders,' approved March 9, 1874,” 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, 1. Those voting in the affirmative are:

dams, Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Bell, Berggren, Burke, Cochran, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Darnell, Dean, Eckhart, Evans, Garrity, Gibbs, Gore, Hadley, Higgins, Hogan, Johns, Leman, Orendorf, Pearson, Reavill, Reinhardt, Seitei, Shutt, Stephenson, Strattan Streeter, Sumner, Thompson, Washburn, Wheeler, Yost--36.

Mr. Knopf voted in the negative.

Messrs.

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

READING A SENATE BILL THE SECOND TIME.

By unanimous consent, on request of Mr. Eckhart, the rules were suspended, and Senate Bill No. 316, for "An act granting consent of the State of Illinois to the acquiring of title by the United States, by purchase or otherwise, of certain real estate in the county of Lake for military purposes, and ceding jurisdiction over the same," was taken up and read at large a second time.

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

SPECIAL ORDER.

The hour of 10:30 o'clock having arrived, the President of the Senate announced it as the time for the special order, being the consideration of Senate Bill No. 95, for "An act in relation to appeals from the decisions of justices of the peace in civil suits.”

Mr. Curtiss moved to postpone the further consideration of the foregoing bill to, and make the same a special order for Thursday, April 14, 1887, at 10:30 o'clock A. M.

Which motion prevailed.

READING SENATE BILLS A SECOND TIME. By unanimous consent, on request of Mr. Evans, Senate Bill No. 358, for “An act to amend section 1, to add section 4, and to amend the title of an act entitled 'An act to appropriate fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to erect a monument to John A. Logan, and for the appointment of commissioners therefor,' approved February 10, 1887, and to add the emergency clause to said act as section 4,” on second reading, was taken up and read at large a second time.

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

By unanimous consent, on request of Mr. Gibbs, Senate Bill No. 230, for “An act making an appropriation to pay for furnishing the rooms occupied by the appellate court of the First district of Illinois," on second reading, was taken up for consideration and read at large a second time, together with the following amendments thereto, proposed by the committee on appropriations, which amendments were adopted, viz.:

Amend line 12, page 2, by striking out the words "twelve thousand” and insert the words "eleven thousand seven hundred," in lieu thereof.

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