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A message from the House, by Mr. Northam, 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. 460, a bill for "An act to amend sections 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19, and sections 32 and 33, and sections 37, 38 and 39 of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to State contracts,' approved March 31, 1874." Passed by the House March 26, 1887.”

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

A message from the House, by Mr. Rogers, 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. 209, "An act to amend sections four and twentyeight, and add sections fifty-two, fifty-three and fifty-four to 'An act to revise the law relating to liens, in force July 1, 1874.” Concurred in by the House May 25, 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 bills of the following titles, to-wit:

Senate Bill No. 3, "An act to provide for the incorporation of co-operative associations for pecuniary profit.”

Also, Senate Bill No. 298, “An act to encourage the propagation and cultivation and to secure the protection of fishes in all the waters of this State.”

Both of the above bills concurred in by the House May 25, 1887.

John A. REEVE, Clerk of the House of Representatives.

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

By unanimous consent, at request of Mr. Johnson, House Bill No. 58, a bill for "An act making appropriations for the ordinary and other expenses of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home at Quincy, was taken up, read at large a first time, and

On motion of Mr. Johnson, was referred to the committee on appropriations.

By unanimous consent, on request of Mr. Crabtree, House Bill No. 76, for “An act making an appropriation for the relief of John A. Lyle, who was disabled through the premature discharge of a piece of ordnance, belonging to the State arsenal,” 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, 33; nays, 1.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Bell, Berggren, Burke, Cantwell, Chapman, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtise, Eckhart, Evans, Garrity, Gibbs, Hadley, 'Higgins, Nogan, Humphrey, Knopf, Leman, MeGrath, Monahan, Pearson, Pierce, Reinhardi, Shutt, Southworth, Streeter, Sumner, Thompson, Torrance, Washburn, Yost—33.

Mr. Seiter voting in the negative.

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

By unanimous consent, at request of Mr. Bacon, of Edgar, Senate Bill No. 396, for “An act to prevent the abandonment of children, and to provide a penalty therefor," 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, 35; nays, 0.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Burke, Cantwell, Chapman, Cochran, Crabtree, Crawford, Curiiss, Eckhart, Garrity, Gibbs, Gore, Greenwood, Hadley, Iliggins, Hill, Hogan, Humphrey, Johns, Johnson, Knopf, Leman, McGrath, Monahan, Pearson, Pierce, Reinhardt, Seiter, Shutt, Southworth, Streeter, Torrance, Washburn, Wheeler-35.

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

The President pro tem. of the Seuate, in accordance with the provision of the resolution offered by Mr. Stephenson and adopted this morning, to investigate certain charges made against the management of the Insane Asylum at Anna, Illinois, announced the appointment of Messrs. Stephenson, Hogan and Hadley as such investigating committee on the part of the Senate.

At 4:50 o'clock P. M. Mr. Gibbs moved that the Senate do now adjourn.

And the yeas and nays being demanded, it was decided in the negative by the following vote, viz. Yeas, 15; ways, 27.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Darnell, Evans, Garrity, Gibbs, Hogan, Johnson, Knopf, McGrath, Organ, Reavill, Seiter, Shutt, Southworth, Stephenson, Yost-15.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Bell, Burke, Cantwell, Chapman, Corchran, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Eckhart, Forman, Gore, Hadley, liggins, Hill, Humphrey, Johns, Leman, Orendorf Pearson, Pierce, Streeter, Sumner, Thompson, Torrance, Washburn-07.

By unanimous consent, at request of Mr. Hadley, House Bill No. 701, a bill for “An act to secure the peace and good order of society, to quell riots or disturbances, to secure the execution of the laws, and to provide for special deputy sheriffs, avd for calling out and using the military force of the State for the preservation of the peace and the protection of property," was taken up, read at large a first time, and

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

Mr. Forman moved to suspend the rules to take up House Bill No. 41, for "An act to incorporate the Illinois Industrial Home for the Blind, and to make an appropriation therefor," on third reading.

And the yeas and nays being demanded, it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote, viz. Yeas, 31; nays, 12.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Bell, Berggren, Burke, Cantwell, Chapman, Cochran, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtisa, Eckhart, Evans, Forman, Garrity, Hadley, Higgins, Hill, Logan, Humphrey, Knopf, Leman, Monahan, Orendorf, Pearson, Pierce, Reinhardt, Streeter, Sumner, Torrance, Washburn, Wheeler, Yost-31.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Darnell, Gore, Greenwood, Johns, Organ, Reavill, Seiter, Shutt, Southworth, Stephenson-12.

Whereupon House Bill No. 41, for “An act to incorporate the Illinois Industrial Home for the Blind, and to make an appropriation therefor," 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; nays, 11.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Bell, Berggren, Burke, Cantwell, Chapman, Cochran, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Eckhart, Evans, Forman, Garrity, Gibbs, Hogan, Humphrey, Johnson, Knopf, Leman, McGrath, Monahan, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt, Slutt, Southworth, Streeter, Sumner, 'Thompson, Torrance, Washburn, Wheeler, Yost-34.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Bacon of Edgar, Darnell, Gore, Greenwood, Hadley, Higgins, Hill, Johns, Orendorf, Seiter, Stephenson-11.

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

By unanimous consent, at request of Mr. Pearson, House Bill No. 607, a bill for “An act to amend section seven of an act entitled 'An act concerning circuit courts, and to fix the time of holding the same in the several counties in the judicial circuits in the State of Illinois, exclusive of the county of Cook,' approved May 24, 1879, in force July 1, 1879," was taken up and read at large a second time.

And the question being, “Shall the bill be ordered to a third reading?" it was decided in the affirmative.

By unanimous consent, on request of Mr. Johns, House Bill No. 146, a bill for, "An act to prevent alien landlords from including the payment of taxes in the rent of farm lands as a part of the rental thereof,” was taken up and read at large a second time. And the question being, "Shall the bill be ordered to a third reading ?" it was decided in the affirmative.

By unanimous consent, on request of Mr. Reinhardt, House Bill No. 616, a bill for “An act to amend 'An act to provide for the election of Commissioners of Highways in counties under township organization, and to legalize the election and official acts of such as were elected in the years 1874 and 1875, and to fix the compensation of the treasurer of such commissioners,' approved and in force April 15, 1875, by changing the numbers of sections 2 and 3 to 5 and 6, and to add to the said act sections to be numbered 2, 3, and 4,” was taken up and read at large a first time, and

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

By unanimous consent, on request of Mr. Bacon, of Will, House Bill No. 148, a bill for “An act to amend section 7 of an act entitled 'An act to regulate the practice of pharmacy in the State of

was taken up and read at large a first time, and On motion of Mr. Bacon, of Will, was ordered to a second reading without reference.

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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. 813, being a bill for “An act to reimburse the owners of cows that were quarantined by the State Board of Live Stock Commissioners in September, 1886, for the cost thereby incurred." Passed by the House May 26, 1887.

JOHN A. REEVE, Clerk of the House of Representatives. At 5:30 o'clock P. M., on motion of Mr. Johnson, the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1887--10 O'CLOCK A. M.

Senate met, pursuant to adjournment.

Hon. A. W. Berggren, President pro tem. 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.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

Mr. Sumner presented a petition from the General Association of the Congregational Churches of Illinois, urging the passage of the pending bill prohibiting the playing of base ball on Sunday, which

On motion of Mr. Sumner, was ordered placed on file.

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.

By unanimous consent, at request of Mr. Pierce, the following House joint resolution was taken up for consideration and read, viz.:

WHEREAS, Monday next, May 30, is the annual Memorial Day, and a national holiday; and

WHEREAS, The members of this General Assembly desire on that day to pay fitting tribute of respect to the nation's defenders; therefore,

Resolved bg the llouse of Representativ+8, the Senate concurring, That when the two Houses of this General Assembly adjourn on Friday, the 27th day of May, 1887, they shall stand adjourned until Tuesday, the 31st day of May, 1887.

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

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

By unanimous consent, at request of Mr. Organ, House Bill No. 460, a bill for “An act to amend sections 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19, sections 32 and 33, and sections 37, 38 and 39, of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to State Contracts,' approved March 31, 1874,” was taken up, read at large a firs: time, and

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