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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. Gibbs, from the committee on municipalities, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 314, for "An act to confer additional authority upon the corporate authorities of public parks, in promoting scientific investigations,” 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. Washburn, from the committee on banks and banking, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 251, for "An act to establish a general banking law,” 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.

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS.

1

Mr. Evans offered the following joint resolution, viz.:

Resolred by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That when the Houses of the General Assembly adjourn on Thursday, May 12, 1887, both Houses stand adjourned

sine die.

Mr. Evans moved to suspend the rules for the consideration of the foregoing resolution.

Which motion prevailed. Mr. Leman offered the following amendment, viz.: Amend by changing the date to June 12, 1887. And the question being "Shall the foregoing amendment be adopted?” it was decided in the negative. And the amendment was lost.

The question then recurring upon the adoption of the original resolution offered by Mr. Evans,

And the yeas and nays being demanded, it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote, viz.: Yeas, 36; nays, 6.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Bell, Berggren, Burke, Cantwell, Chapman, Cochran, Crabtree, Dean, Evang, Forman, Funk, Garrity, Gibbs, Hadley, Higgins, 'Hill, Johne, Knopf, McGrath, Monahan, Orendorf, Organ, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt, Seiter, Shutt, Stephenson, Stratlan, Sumner, Thompson, Washburn, Wheeler-36.

Those voting in the negative are:
Messrs. Hogan, Humphrey, Leman, Streeter, Torrance, Yost-6.
And the resolution was adopted.

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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

Mr. McGrath introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 324, for "An act to furnish books to pupils in the public schools gratuitously, under certain circumstances," and

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

On motion of Mr. McGrath, was referred to the committee on education and educational institutions.

Mr. Cantwell introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 325, for "An act relating to convict labor,” and

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

On motion of Mr. Cantwell, was referred to the committee on penal and reformatory institutions.

Mr. Crabtree introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 326, for "An act in relation to the public revenue," and

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

On motion of Mr. Crabtree, was referred to the committee on revenue, and one thousand copies of the bill ordered printed for the use of the committee.

Mr. Yost introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 327, for "An act to require clerks of the county courts in the several counties of this State to keep a register of all county orders, warrants, jury certificates, clerk's certificates, or other orders to be drawn by any public officer or board, upon the county treasurer of any county in this State, in pursuance of any law or public authority, and to prevent the payment thereof before such registration," and

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

On motion of Mr. Yost, was referred to the committee on fees and salaries.

Mr. Forman introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 328, for "An act to regulate the practice in the Supreme and Appellate Courts of this State," and

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

On motion of Mr. Forman, was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Forman introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 329, for "An act to amend section eleven (11) 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 association,' in force July 1, 1879,” and

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

On motion of Mr. Forman, was referred to the committee on judicial department.

Mr. Sumner introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 330, 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, and in force July 1, 1874,” and

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

On motion of Mr. Sumner, was referred to the committee on judicial department.

Mr. Chapman introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 331, for "An act to amend section twenty-two (22) of an act entitled 'An act in regard to guardians and wards,' approved April 10, 1872," and

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

On motion of Mr. Chapman, was referred to the committee on judiciary.

Mr. Hogan introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 332, for "An act to provide for the survey of the swamp lands of the State and to provide for the appointment and compensation of competant surveyors," and

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

On motion of Mr. Hogan, was referred to the committee on agriculture and drainage.

At 10:05 o'clock A. M. Mr. Strattan 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, 3; nays, 35.

Those voting in the affirmative are:
Messrs. Funk, Strattan, Yost-3.
Those voting in the negative are:

Mesers. Adams, Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Bell, Berggren, Chapman, Cochran,, Crab. tree, Crawford, Darnell, Dean, Forman, Garrity, Greenwood, Hadley, 'Higgins, Hill, llogan, Humphrey, Johne, Knopf, McGrath, Orendorf, Organ, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt, Seiter, Stephenson, Streeter, Sumner, Thompson, Torrance, Wheeler-35.

And the motion to adjourn was lost.

MISCELLANEOUS WORK.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Shutt moved to take up Senate Bill No. 174, for “An act to amend section six (6) of an act entitled ‘An act concerning circuit courts, and to fix the time for holding the same in the several counties in the judicial circuits in the State of Illinois, exclusive of Cook county,' approved May 24, 1879, in force July 1, 1879;" as amended by act approved June 30, 1885, in force July 1, 1885, 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, 39; nays, O.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Adams, Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Bell, Berggren, Burke, Cantwell, Chapman, Crawford, Curtiss, Darnell, Dean, Evans, Forman, Funk, Garrity, Gibbs, Greenwood, Hadley, Higgins, Hill, Johns, Knopf, Leman, McGrath, Organ, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill,

Reinhardt, Seiter, Shutt, Stephenson, Strattan, Streeter, Sumner, Thompson, Torrance, Washburn, Wheeler, Yost-39.

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

Mr. Bell gave notice that he would move to reconsider the vote by which the resolution presented this day by Mr. Evans, conceri)ing the adjournment of the Thirty-tifth General Assembly sine die on the 12th of May, A. D. 1887, was adopted.

READING BILLS OF THE RENATE THE THIRD TIME.

Senate Bill No. 32, for “An act to amend sections sixty-one (61) and sixty-two (62) of an 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, relative to Cook county, 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, 40; nays, 0.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Adams, Bacon of Edgar, Burke, Cantwell, Chapman, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Dean, Evans, Funk, Garrity, Gibbs, Greenwood, Hadley, Higgins, Hill, Hogan, Humphrey, Johns, Knopf, Leman, McGrath, Monahan, Orendorf, Organ, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt, Seiter, Shutt, Stephenson, Strattao, Streeter, Sumner, Thompson, Torrance, Washburn, Wheeler-40.

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, on motion of Mr. Gibbs, the Senate took up for consideration Senate Bill No. 87, a bill for “An act entitled 'An act to authorize judges of courts of record to appoint jury commissioners and prescribing their powers and duties,' which was taken up, and read at large a second time, together with the following amendments thereto, reported from the mittee on judiciary.

Amend as follows, to-wit:

First-In line two (2) of section one (1) after the word “that” strike out "it shall be lawful for.”

Second-In line four (4) of section one (1) after the word counties, strike out the word “to” and insert "may in their discretion."

Third-In line two (2) of section two (2), after the word "all" erase the word “voters” and insert "electors.

Fourth-In line six (6) of section three (3), after the word "present," add “if so ordered by the court."

Fifth-In line eight (8) section three (3), after the word "competent," strike out "voter" and insert "elector."

Sixth-In line eleven (11) section three (3), after the word "qualified,” strike out the word "voters" and insert "electors."

Seventh-In lines twelve (12) and thirteen (13) of section four (4), strike out the words "within twenty days" and the words "not less than five days before the commencement of each term of court the judge,” and after the word "and" in line twelve (12) insert "one or more of the judges of said court.”

Eighth--In line fourteen (14) of section four (4), after the word "at” strike out "such” and insert the word “each.”

Ninth-In line twenty (20), section four (4), after the word "term,” strike out, “they shall be drawn and summoned in like manner," and add, "the court shall so certify and they shall be drawn and summoned as above provided forthwith."

Tenth-In lines three (3) and four (4), section six (6), after the word “the,” strike out “judges of the several courts of record,” and insert “County Board."

Eleventh-In lines four (4) and five (5) of section six, after the word “the” in said line four (4), strike out "court and countersigned by one or more judges,” and insert "County Board.”

Twelfth-At the end of line six, (6) section six (6), add "Provided, however, that the compensation of any such commissioner, deputy or clerk shall not exceed the sum of $2,000 per annum.

The question being, “Shall the amendments reported by the committee on judiciary be adopted?” it was decided in the affirmative.

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

On motion of Mr. Streeter, by unanimous consent, the Senate took up Senate Bill No. 10, a bill for "An act to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors within two miles of any incorporated town or village, church, school house or fair ground,” which was read at large a second time.

Mr. Johns offered the following amendment, viz.:

Amend by striking out the word “forty” in line 9 of section 1 as printed, and insert the word "ten;" and further, by inserting after the word "Assembly," in the enacting clause, the words "section one.”

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