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Also amend line thirteen, page two, by striking out the figures "12,092 3-100" and insert the figures "11,792 3-100" in lieu thereof.

And the question 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, on request of Mr. Higgins, Senate Bill No. 28, for "An act to amend section 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," 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.

Whereupon the Senate resumed the order of

READING BILLS OF THE SENATE THE THIRD TIME.

Senate Bill No. 45, for "An act making appropriations for the University of Illinois," 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, 31; nays, 0.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Adams, Bacon of Edgar, Berggren, Chapman, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Darnell, Dean, Eckhart, Evans, Garrity, Gibbs, Gore, Hadley, Higgins, Hogan, Johns, Knopf, Monahan, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt, shutt, Strattan, Sumner, Thompson, Washburn, Wheeler, Yost-31.

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

Senate Bill No. 71, for "An act concerning fees and costs," 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, 0.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Adams, Bacon of Edgar, Bell, Burke, Chapman, Cochran, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Darnell, Dean, Eckhart, Garrity, Gibbs, Gore, Greenwood, Hadley, Higgins, Johas, Johnson, Monahan, Orendorf, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt, Seiter, Shutt, Stephenson, Streeter, Sumner, Washburn, Wheeler-33.

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

Senate Bill No. 73, for "An act to amend section two of division fourteen of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence,' approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874," 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, 20; nays, 12.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Adams, Bell, Berggren, Cochran, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Evans, Garrity, Gibbs, Greenwood, Hadley, Johns, Knopf, Monahan, Streeter, Sumner, Thompson, Washburn, Wheeler

-20.

Those voting in the negative are:

Messrs. Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Burke, Gore, Hogan, Orendorf, Pearson, Reavill, Seiter, Stephenson, Strattan, Yost-12.

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," having been printed, was read at large a third time.

And the question being, "Shall this bill pass?"

Mr. Chapman moved to place the foregoing bill back on the order of second reading for the purpose of amendment, which motion prevailed unanimously.

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

Amend by striking out the words "or invest," in line 6 of printed bill, and insert the words "or by investing on approval of the court."

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.

Mr. Hogan gave notice that he would move to reconsider the vote by which Senate Bill No. 73, 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.

READING OF SENATE BILLS THE SECOND TIME.

By unanimous consent, on request of Mr. Leman, Senate Bill No. 295, for "An act to amend sections two (2), four (4), six (6), seven (7), ten (10), eleven (11) and twelve (12) of article three (3) 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 and read at large a second time, together with the following amendment proposed by the committee on municipalities, viz.:

Amend section 7 by striking out the words "two or more," in the first (1) line thereof, and inserting in place thereof, the words "a town or."

The question being, "Shall the foregoing amendment be adopted?” it was decided in the negative.

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

Amend section 7 by inserting after the word "towns," in the first line thereof, the following words: "Any one or more of

which are."

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.

The Senate then returned to the order of

READING BILLS OF THE SENATE THE THIRD TIME.

Senate Bill No. 207, for "An act to amend section thirty-three (33) of an act entitled "An act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,' approved April 1, 1872, in force July 1, 1872; as amended by act approved May 23, 1877, in force July 1, 1877; as amended by act approved June 3, 1879, in force July 1, 1879; as amended by act approved May 31, 1881, in force July 1, 1881," 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, 0.

Those voting in the affirmative are:

Messrs. Adams, Bacon of Edgar, Bacon of Will, Bell, Berggren, Burke, Chapman, Cochran, Crabtree, Crawford, Curtiss, Darnell, Dean, Eckhart, Evans, Garrity, Gibbs, Gore, Greenwood, Hadley, Higgins, Johns, Johnson, Knopf, Leman, Monahan, Orendorf, Pearson, Pierce, Reavill, Reinhardt, Seiter, Shuit, Stephenson, Strattan, Streeter, Sumner, Thompson, Wheeler-39.

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 request of Mr. Bell, Senate Bill No. 311, 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," was taken up for consideration 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.

At 12:10 o'clock P. M. Mr. Johnson moved to adjourn.
Which motion was lost.

By unanimous consent, on request of Mr. Johns, Senate Bill No. 334, for "An act in regard to aliens and to restrict their right to acquire and hold real and personal estate, and provide for the disposition of the lands now owned by non-resident aliens," was taken up for consideration, and

On motion of Mr. Johns, was postponed to and made a special order for Tuesday, April 12, 1887, immediately after the reading of the journal.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Chapman introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 376, for "An act to establish and conduct a State re

formatory, to employ the convicts in the Illinois State Penitentiary, at Joliet, in building the same, and making an appropriation for that purpose," 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 penal and reformatory institutions.

By unanimous consent, at the request of Mr. Orendorf, House Bill No. 9. a bill for "An act to amend section one hundred and nine (109) of an act entitled 'An act to extend the jurisdiction of county courts, and to provide for the practice thereof, to fix the time of holding the same and to repeal an act therein named,' approved March 26, 1874, in force July 1, 1874," was read at large a first time, and

On motion of Mr. Orendorf, was ordered to be placed on the calendar for a second reading, and to be printed.

By unanimous consent, at request of Mr. Crawford, House Bill No. 24, a bill for "An act to provide for an increase of the number of judges of the circuit court of Cook county," was read at large a first time, and

On motion of Mr. Crawford, was ordered to be placed on the calendar for a second reading and to be printed.

By unanimous consent, at the request of Mr. Hadley, House Bill No. 326, a bill for "An act to amend section twenty-five of an act entitled 'An act to extend the jurisdiction of county courts and provide for the practice thereof, to fix the time for holding the same and to repeal an act therein named,' approved March 26, 1874, in force July 1, 1874," was read at large a first time, and

On motion of Mr. Hadley, was ordered to a second reading, and to be printed.

At 12:15 o'clock P. M., Mr. Johnson moved that the Senate do now adjourn.

Which motion prevailed.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1887-10 O'CLOCK A. M.

Senate met, pursuant to adjournment.

Hon. John C. Smith, President of the Senate, presiding.
Prayer by Rev. Francis Springer.

The journal of yesterday was being read, when, on motion of Mr. Pearson, the further reading of the same was dispensed with, and it was ordered to stand approved.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

The President of the Senate presented a petition from the Board of Commissioners of Cook county, protesting against the enactment of any official reporting law, etc.

Which was ordered on file without reference.

Mr. Cochran presented a petition from Nashville, Illinois, asking the enactment of a law preventing 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.

Mr. Leman presented a petition from the Board of Commissioners of Cook county, protesting against the passage of an official reporter law, etc.

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

HOUSE MESSAGES

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. 247, being a bill 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.

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