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prevent and punish the adulteration of drugs, food, drink or confectionery,” 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. Curtiss, from the committee on appropriations, to which was referred a bill (Senate Bill No. 74,) for “An act making appropriations for the ordinary and other expenses of the Illinois Eastern Hospital for the Insane, at Kankakee,” 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. 75,) for “An act making appropriations for the Eastern Hospital for the Insane, at Kankakee, 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.

MISSCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. By unanimous consent, on request of Mr. Strattan, House Bill No. 304, 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: was 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, on request of Mr. Reinhardt, Senate Bill No. 48, for “An act making appropriations for the necessary repairs and running expenses of the Illinois and Michigan canal until the expiration of the first fiscal quarter after the adjournment of the next General Assembly," was taken up and read at large a second time, together with the following amendments, proposed by the committee on appropriations:

Amend by inserting after the word "dollars” in line 15 of written bill the following:

"Provided, that the canal commissioners may use not to exceed five thousand dollars of the money appropriated in this item for the purpose of paying the expenses of the litigation now pending, relating to the lake front adjacent to the city of Chicago. All funds used for the purposes of such litigation shall be expended as directed by the Attorney-General of Illinois.”

Also, amend line 15, page 1 of written bill by striking out the word “thirty“ and inserting in lieu thereof the word “twenty."

Also, amend in same line by striking out the figures "30,000" and inserting the figures "20,000” in lieu thereof.

Also, amend line 16 by striking out the word "thirty” and insert the word “twenty” in lieu thereof.

Also amend line 17 by striking out the figures "30,000,” and insert the figures "20,000."

The question being, "Shall the foregoing amendments be adopted?" it was decided in the affirmative.

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

By unanimous consent, at request of Mr. Eckhart, Senate Bill No. 316, a bill 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,” which had just been reported correctly engrossed, and, 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, 34; pays, 0.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Adams, Bacon of Will, Chapman, Cochran, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Darnell, Eckhart, Evans, Funk, Garrity, Gibbs, Gore, Greenwood, Hadley, Higgins, Hogan, Johns, Knopf, Leman, McGrath, Orendorf, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt, Seiter, 'Shutt, Sumner, Thompson, Torrance, Washburn, Yost.-34.

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

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING.

Senate Bill No. 192, a bill for “An act to create a board of trustees of the firemen's pension fund; to provide and distribute such fund for the pensioning of disabled firemen, and the widows and minor children of deceased firemen; to authorize the retirement from service and the pensioning of members of the fire department, and for other purposes connected therewith, in cities, villages or incorporated towns, having a paid fire department, having been printed, was read at large a third time.

Mr. Gibbs offered the following amendment to the title of the foregoing bill, which was adopted, viz.:

Amend the title by inserting after the word "town," the following: "whose population exceeds fifty thousand inhabitants.”

And the question then being, “Shall this bill pass?" it was decided in the affirmative: Yeas, 35; nays, 1.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Adams, Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Bell, Berggren, Burke, Chapman, Cochran, Crawford, Curtiss, Dean, Eckhart, Evans, Funk, Garrity, Gibbs, Gore, Greenwood, Higgins, Hogan, Knopf, Leman, McGrath, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt, Seiter, Shutt, Streeter, Sumner, Thompson, Washburn, Wheeler, Yost--35.

Mr. Darnell voting in the negative.

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

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

By unanimous consent, at request of Mr. Bacon, of Will, Senate Bill No. 248, a bill for "An act to repeal section number four (4) of an act to amend the charter of the village of Lockport, passed February 12, 1853, amended and in force February 26, 1869," was taken up and read at large a second time.

Thereupon Mr. Bacon, of Will, offered the following amendment, which was adopted, viz.:

“Amend by striking out the emergency clause in lines five and six."

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

In accordance with the notice given on yesterday, Mr. Hogan called up his motion to reconsider the vote by which Senate Bill No. 73, à bill for “An act to amend section two of division 14 of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence,' approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874,” failed to pass.

And, on motion of Mr. Hogan, the aforesaid motion to reconsider the vote whereby the foregoing bill failed to pass, was made a special order for Wednesday, April 13, 1887 at 11 o'clock A. M.

Mr. Johnson moved that when the Senate adjourn, it stand adjourned until to-morrow (Saturday) to the hour of “9:55 o'clock A. M."

Mr. Funk moved to amend the foregoing motion by fixing the time at “9 o'clock A. M." instead of “9:55 o'clock A. M.”

And the yeas and nays being demanded the foregoing amendment was adopted by the following vote: Yeas, 18; nays, 16.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Bell, Berggren, Burke, Cochran, Crabtree, Curtise, Eckhart, Funk, Hadley, Johns, Kcopf, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt, Washburn-18.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Chapman, Crawford, Darnell, Dean, Gibbs, Gore, Higgins, Hogan, Johnson, Orendorf, Seiter, Shutt, Stephenson, Streeter, Sumner, Thompson--16.

The question then being, “Shall the foregoing motion as amended be adopted ?"

And the yeas and nays being demanded, it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote, viz.; Yeas, 19; nays, 18.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Bell, Berggren, Burke, Chapman, Cochran, Eckhart, Funk, Gibbs, Hadley, Johus, Orendorf, Pearson, Pierce, Stephenson, Strattan, Streeter, Wash

burn--19.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Adams, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Darnell, Evans, Gore, Higgins, Hogan, Johnson, Knopf, McGrath, Reinhardt, Seiter, Shutt, Suinner, Thompson, Yost--18.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Funk introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 377, for "An act to amend section 28 of an act entitled 'An act to regulate the State charitable institutions and the State Reform School, and to improve their organization and increase their efficiency,' approved April 15, 1875." and

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

On motion of Mr. Funk, was ordered to a second reading without reference.

The Senate then returned to the order of

READING BILLS OF THE SENATE THE THIRD TIME.

Senate Bill No. 146, for "An act to amend sections one (1) and three (2) of ļan act entitled 'An act to provide for fees of clerks of probate courts in counties of the third class,' approved May 29, 1879, in force, July 1, 1879," having been printed, was read at large a third time.

And the question being, “Shall this bill pass ?” it was decided in the negative: Yeas, 15; nays, 5.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Menure. Adams, Bacon of Will, Bell, Burke, Crawford, Dean, Eckhart, Funk, Gibbs, Mc Grath, Pearson, Reinhardt, Stephenson, Thompson, Washburn-15

Those voting in the negative are:
Messrs. Cochran, Crabtree, Greenwood, Streeter, Sumner-5.
No quorum having voted,

Mr. Pearson moved a call of the Senate, which motion was adopted and resulted as follows: Present, 33.

Messrs. Adams, Bacon of Eduar, Bell, Berggren, Burke, Chapman. Cochran, Crabtree, Curtiss, Darnell, Dean, Eckhart, Evans, Funk, Gibbs, Greenwood, Hadley, Higgins, Hogan, Johns, Johnson, McGrath, Qiendorf, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt, Seiter, Stephenson, Streeter, Sumner, ; Thompson, Washburn-33.

Thereupon Mr. Gibbs moved to postpone the further consideration of the foregoing Senate Bill No. 146, a bill for "An act to an ad sections one (1) and three (3) of an act entitled 'An act to provide for the fees of clerks of probate courts in counties of the third class,' approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879.”

Which motion prevailed.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Curtiss offered the following resolution, viz.;

Plesolved, That all appropriation bilis shall be designated on the calendar by distinguishing type, and that on and after next Wednesday, such bills shall take precedence of all other business.

Mr. Curtiss asked unanimous consent to have the foregoing resolution given immediate consideration, and objections being made, Mr. Curtiss moved that the rules be suspended in order that the aforesaid resolution be given immediate consideration.

And the yeas and nays being demanded, it was decided in the negative by the following vote: Yeas, 20; nays, 16.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Berggren, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Eckhart, Evans, French, Gibb, Greenwood, Hadley, Hogan, Jonns, McGrath, Pierce, Reinhardt, Seiter, Sumner, Thompson, Washburn, Yost.

20.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Adams, Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Bell, Burke, Chapman, Darnell, Dean, Gore, Johnson, Orendorf, Pearson, Reavill, Stephenson, Stratian, Streeter.–16

And the foregoing motion having failed to receive a two-thirds vote was laid over under rule 40.

By unanimous consent, at request of Mr. Curtiss, House Bill No. 8, a bill for "An act designating rooms in the State house for the occupacy of the Illinois State Library," was taken up and read at large a second time, with the following amendment proposed by the committee on appropriations, viz.:

Amend by inserting after the word "library,” in line 3, the words "and designating rooms for the State Historical Library and Natural History Museum, and making an appropriation for the removal of the said library and museum."

And the question being, "Shall the foregoing amendment to House Bill No. 8, proposed by the committee on appropriations, be adopted?" it was decided in the affirmative.

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

By unanimous consent, on request of Mr. Hadley, Senate Bill No. 315, for “An act to amend sections three (3) and seven (7) of article seven (7) of an act entitled ‘An act to revise the law in relation to township organization,' approved and in force March 4, 1874,” was taken up for consideration and read at large a second time.

Mr. Hadley offered the following amendment, which was adopted, viz.:

Amend by striking out all of section 3 in printed bill after the word "chosen," and insert in lieu thereof the following: "the supervisor and assessor of the town shall be ex-officio judges of all elections held at the time of the annual or any special town meetings. They shall take an oath faithfully and impartially to

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