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Also, House Bill No. 94, being a bill for “An act to regulate the liabilities of fire insurance companies." Both passed the House of Representatives April 7, 1887.

JOHN A. REEVE,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. On motion of Mr. Hogan the foregoing bills were ordered on the calendar for a first reading.

EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATION. A message from the Governor, by H. J. Caldwell, Private Secretary:

Mr. President: I am directed by the Governor to lay before the Senate the following communication:

STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

SPRINGFIELD, April 7, 1887. To the Honorable, the Senate:

I have the honor to nominate and appoint as members of the Railroad and Warehouse Commission, John I. Rinaker of Macoupin county, to be his own successor; Benjamin F. Marsh of Hancock county, to be his own successor; and Jason Rogers of Macon county, to succeed William T. Johnson, resigned. And respectfully request the concurrence of the Senate.

R. J. OGLESBY. By unanimous consent, by request of Mr. Hogan, House Bill No. 94, for “An act to regulate the liabilities of fire insurance companies,” was taken up and read at large a first time.

Mr. Berggren moved to refer the foregoing bill to the committee on insurance, and upon this question, the yeas and nays being demanded, it was decided in the negative by the following vote, viz. Yeas, 12; nays, 27.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Berggren, Chapman, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Darnell, Eckhart, Gibbs, Pierce, Seiter, Sumner, Torrance-12.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Adams, Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Bell, Burke, Cochran, Dean, Evans, Garrity, Gore, Greenwood, Hadley, Iliggins, Hogan, Johns, Johnson, Knopf, Leman, McGrath, Pearson. Reavill, Reinhardt, Stephenson, Strattan, Streeter, Wheeler, Yost. -27.

The foregoing bill was thereupon, upon motion of Mr. Hogan, ordered to a second reading and to be printed.

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

At 10:15 o'clock A. M., upon motion of Mr. Johns, the Senate went into executive session.

And upon his motion, the rule requiring executive business to be transacted with closed doors, was suspended.

Whereupon the following executive comunication, received March 25, 1887, was taken up for consideration and read, viz.:

STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

SPRINGFIELD, MARCH 25, 1887. To the Honorable, the Senate:

I hereby nominate and appoint J. R. Gorin, as public administrator of Macon county, and respectfully request the concurrence of the Senate therein.

R. J. OGLESBY. And the question being “Does the Senate advise and consent to the foregoing appointment?” it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote, viz.: Yeas, 35; nays, 0.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Adams, Bacon of Edgar, Berggren, Chapman, Cochran, Crabtree, Curtiss, Dean, Eck. hart, Evans, Funk, Carrity, Gibbs, Gore, Greenwood, Hadley, Hogan, Johns, Knopf, Leman, McGrath, Monahan, Orendorf, Pearson, Pierce, Reinhardt, Shutt, Strattan, Streeter, Sumner, Thompson, Torrance, Washburn, Wheeler, Yost. -35.

The following communication, received this day, was taken up and read, viz.: STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

SPRINGFIELD, April 7, 1887. To the Honorable the Senate:

I have the honor to nominate and appoint as members of the railroad and warehouse commission John I. Rinaker, of Macoupin county, to be his own successor; Benjamin F. Marsh, of Hancock county, to be his own successor, and Jason Rogers, of Macon county, to succeed William T. Johnson, resigned.

And the question being, “Does the Senate advise and consent to the foregoing nominations ?"

Mr. Funk moved to consider the foregoing nominations separately. Which motion prevailed.

The question then being, "Does the Senate advise and consent to the foregoing appointment of John I. Rinaker as member of the Railroad and Warahouse Commission, to be his own cessor?"

It was decided in the affirmative by the following vote, viz.: Yeas, 42; nays, O.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Vessrs. Adams, Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Berggren, Burke, Chapman, Cochran, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Darnell, Dean, Eckhart, Evans. Funk, Garrity, Gibbs, Gore, Greenwood, Hadley, liggins, Johns, Johnson, Knopf, Leman, McGrath, Monahan, Orendort, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt, Seiter, Shutt, Stephenson, Strattan, Streeter, Sumner, Torrance, Washburn, Wheeler, Yost-42.

The question then being, “Does the Senate advise and consent to the foregoing nomination of Benjamin F. Marsh as member of said Railroad and Warehouse Commission ?” it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote, viz.. Yeas, 39; nays, O.

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Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Adams, Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Berggren, Chapman, Cochran, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Dean, Eckhart, Funk, Garrity, Gibbe, Gore, Greenwood, Hadley, Hogan, Johns, Johnson, Knopf, Leman, McGrath, Orendorf, Orgaú, Pearson, Pierce, Reinhardt, Seiter, Shutt, Stephenson, Strattan, Streeter, Sumner, Thompson, Torrance, Washburn, Wheeler, Yost_39.

The question finally being, “Does the Senate advise and consent to the foregoing nomination of Jason Rogers, of Macon county, as member of said Board of Warehouse Commission?” it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote, viz.: Yeas, 43; nays, 0.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Mesers. Adams, Bacon of Edgar, Bell, Berggren, Burke, Chapman, Cochran, Crabtree, Craw. ford, Curtiss, Darnell, Dean, Eckhart, Evans, Funk, Garrity, Gibbs, Gore, Greenwood, Hadley, Higgins, Hogan, Johns, Johnson, Knopf, Leman, McGrath, Orendorf, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt, Seiter, Shutt, Stephenson, Strattan, Streeter, Sumner, Thompson, Torrance, Washburn, Wheeler, Yost-43.

At 10:30 o'clock A. M. on motion of Mr. Crabtree, the executive session arose.

READING HOUSE BILLS A FIRST TIME. By unanimous consent, House Bill No. 247, for "An act to provide for the organization of savings societies or institutions for savings, for their supervision and for the administration of their affairs," was, on motion of Mr. Thompson, taken up and read at large a first time, and on his motion was ordered to a second reading and to be printed.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Reinhardt presented a report of the select committee on Chicago drainage, and on his motion 300 copies of Dr. Curtiss' paper referred to in the same were ordered printed for the use of the Senate.

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

By unanimous consent, on request of Mr. Crawford, Senate Bill No. 305, for “An act to amend sections 59 and 60 of the act entitled "An act to revise the law in relation to counties,' approved March 31, 1874, as amended by the act of May 20, 1879,” was taken up for consideration and read at large a second time.

Mr. Crawford offered the following amendments, which were adopted, viz.:

Amend the bill by inserting between sections 59 and 60, a section to be known as section 591, as follows:

“Section 59!. Every legal voter in said county may vote for and designate (upon his ballot cast for county commissioners) one of the canılidates for commissioner to be president of the county board, and the person who shall receive the highest number of such votes shall be declared elected president of said board."

Also, amend the title of the bill by adding thereto the following: "and to amend said act by adding a section in relation thereto, to be known as section 59!.

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

HOUSE MESSAGE.

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

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

House Bill No. 304, being a bill for “An act to amend article nine of an act entitled 'An act to provide for the Incorporation of Cities and Villages,' approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, by adding thereto the following sections." Passed the House April 8, 1887.

John A. REEVE, Clerk of the House of Representatives. On motion of Mr. Adams, the foregoing bill was ordered on the calendar for a first reading.

The Senate then passed to

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. 330, a bill for “An act to amend sections three (3), eight (8) and eleven (11) of an act entitled ‘An act to revise the law in relation to township insurance companies,' approved March 24, 1874, in force July 1, 1874."

Senate Bill No. 28, a bill for “An act to amend section two (2) of an act entitled 'An act to exempt certain personal property from attachment and sale on execution and from distress for rent,' approved May 24, 1877, in force July 1, 1877."

Senate Bill No. 311, a bill for “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to organize and regulate the business of life insurance,' approved March 26, 1869, by adding five additional sections thereto."

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. 316, a bill for "An act granting the consent of Illinois to the United States to acquire title to certain lands in Lake county for military purposes.

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:

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Senate Bill No. 230, a bill for "An act making an appropriation to pay for furnishing the rooms occupied by the appellate court of the first district of Illinois.'

Senate Bill No. 358, a bill for “An act to amend section one (1), to add section four (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."

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, 1872."

Mr. Chapman, from the committee on penal and reformatory institutions, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 376, for "An act to establish and conduct a state reformatory, to employ the convicts in the Illinois State penitentiary at Joliet in building the same and making an appropriation for that purpose," reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass and that it 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. Chapman, from the committee on penal and reformatory institutions, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 145, for "An act to consolidate the Board of Commissioners of the Illinois State Penitentiary at Joliet and the Board of Commissioners of the Southern Illinois Penitentiary at Chester," 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. Chapman, from the committee on penal and reformatory institutions, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 319, for "An act making appropriations for repairs and improvements in the Illinois State penitentiary at Joliet,” 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.

Under the rules the bill was ordered to be so referred. Mr. Knopf, from the committee on license and miscellany, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 156, for “An act to prevent the adulteration of vinegar and to punish violations thereof, 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. Knopf, was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Knopf, from the committee on license and miscellany, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 231, for “An act to

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