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This bill expressing an emergency in the body of the act, rendered it necessary that it should go into effect immediately, and having received the votes of two-thirds of the members elected, was declared passed.

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

Senate Bill No. 102, for "An act in relation to the conveyance, use and preservation of burial lots in cemeteries."

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a third time. And the question being, "Shall this bill pass?" it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 39; nays, 1.

The following voted in the affirmative, Messrs.:

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

Senate Bill No. 25, for "An act to regulate the profession of public accountants,'

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Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a third time, And the question being, "Shall this bill pass?" it was decided in the negative by the following vote: Yeas, 13, nays, 23.

The following voted in the affirmative, Messrs.:

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Senate Bill No. 73, for "An act to amend section four (4) of an act to amend an act entitled An act to exempt the homestead from forced sale and to provide for setting off the same and to exempt certain personal property from attachment and sale on execution and from distress for rent,' approved April 30, 1873, in force July 1, 1873, as amended by an act amendatory thereof, approved June 17, 1887, in force July 1, 1887,"

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a third time,

And the question being "Shall this bill pass?" it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 36.

The following voted in the affirmative: Messrs.

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

READING BILLS OF THE SENATE THE SECOND TIME.

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Leeper, Senate Bill No. 23, a bill for "An act entitled 'An act providing for the organization. of districts where neat cattle may run at large,

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time.

And the question being, "Shall the bill be ordered engrossed and printed for a third reading?" it was decided in the affirmative.

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Dunlap, Senate Bill No. 263, a bill for "An act to amend section four (4) and section twenty-nine (29) of an act entitled 'An act for the assessment of property and providing the means therefor, and to repeal a certain act therein named,' approved February 25, 1898,'

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time,

And the question being, "Shall the bill be ordered engrossed and printed for a third reading," it was decided in the affirmative.

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Evans, Senate Bill No. 132, a bill for "An act to amend section six (6) of an act entitled 'An act in relation to courts of record in cities,' approved March 26, 1874, in force July 1, 1874,"

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time, And the question being, "Shall the bill be ordered engrossed and printed for a third reading?" it was decided in the affirmative.

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Bollinger, Senate Bill No. 62, a bill for "An act governing river landings,'

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Was taken up and read at large a second time, together with the following amendment thereto, reported from the Committee on Judiciary, February 8, 1899:

Amend printed bill by adding after "landing" in line 2 of section one, the following words, to-wit: "outside of any incorporated city, town or village." Also by inserting after the word "landing" in line one of section 2 of said printed bill the following, to-wit: "outside of any incorporated city, town or village."

Also by striking out the word "a" in line 1 of section 4 of said printed bill and inserting in lieu thereof the word "such."

Also by striking out the figures "500" in line 2 of section 5 of said printed bill and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "200."

The question being, "Shall the report of, and the amendments reported from said committee be adopted?" it was decided in the affirmative.

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

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Busse, Senate Bill No. 19, a bill for "An act to enable boards of education to establish and maintain parental or truant schools,"

Was taken up and read at large a second time, together with the following amendment thereto, reported from the Committee on Education and Educational Institutions, February 23, 1899:

Amend by striking out the word "or" on page 2, section 5, line 4, and inserting in lieu thereof the word “and.”

The question being, "Shall the report of, and the amendment reported from, said committee be adopted?" it was decided in the affirmative.

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

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Stubblefield, Senate Bill No. 126, a bill for "An act to amend sections 2, 3 and 6 of an act entitled 'An act concerning local improvements,' approved June 14, 1897, in force July 1, 1897,"

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time. Mr. Stubblefield offered the following amendments to the bill, which were adopted:

Amend Bill 126. section 6, in line 8, by striking out the words "and to be com-" and all of lines 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"The mayor or president of the town board, as the case may be, shall nominate three men who are not members of the city council, or hold any office elective or appointive, to be approved by the city council or village board, as the case may be, no two of whom shall reside in the same ward or district, who shall serve for the period of one year, and they shall receive no pay or compensation for their services. The city engineer, or if there be no such officer, the city or village clerk, shall be the clerk of said board.”

Add to the bill:

Section 2. Whereas, an emergency exists, therefore this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

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

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Davidson, Senate Bill No. 158, a bill for "An act to amend section thirty-six (36) of an act concerning fees and salaries, and to classify the several counties of

this State with reference thereto, approved March 29, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, so as to conform to clause one of section one of paragraph 130 of article fifteen of 'An act to revise the law in relation to township organization, approved and in force March 4, 1874,'

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time. Mr. Davidson offered the following amendment to the bill, which was adopted:

Amend Senate Bill 158 by inserting in section one, line 2, after the word "that" the following.

Section thirty-six (36) of an act concerning fees and salaries and to classify the several counties of this State with reference thereto, approved March 29, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, so as to conform to clause 1 of section 1 of paragraph 130 of article 15 of "An act to revise the law in relation to township organization," approved and in forced March 4, 1874, be amended to read as follows:

Section 36.

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

By unanimous consent Mr. Berry, from the Committee on Insurance, to which was referred a bill, Bill No. 224, for "An act to amend sections numbered ten, twenty-two and twenty-three of an act entitled 'An act to incorporate and to govern fire, marine and inland navigation insurance companies doing business in the State of Illinois,' approved March 11, 1869, in force July 1, 1869, as amended by an act approved June 6, 1889, and in force July 1,1889," 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.

By unanimous consent Mr. Berry, from the committee on Insurance, to which was referred a bill, Bill No. 247, for "An act to amend section one of an act entitled 'An act to provide for the organization and management of fraternal beneficiary societies. for the purpose of furnishing life indemnity or pecuniary benefits to beneficiaries of deceased members, or accident or permanent indemnity disability to members thereof, and to control such societies of this State and other states doing business in this State, and providing and fixing the punishment for violation of the provisions thereof and to repeal all laws now existing which conflict therewith,' approved and in force June 22, 1893, as amended by act approved June 21, 1895. in force July 1, 1895," 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.

By unanimous consent Mr. Berry, from the Committee on Insurance, to which was referred a bill, Bill No. 278, for "An act to amend Sections three (3), eight (8) and fourteen (14) of an act entitled, 'An act authorizing the organization and to regulate district mutual

wind storm, cyclone or tornado insurance companies,' approved June 15, 1893, in force July 1, 1893," reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill was or dered to a second reading.

By unanimous consent Mr. Berry, from the Committee on Insurance, to which was referred a bill, Bill No. 279, for "An act to provide a means of increasing the territory of any district mutual wind, cyclone or tornado insurance company in the State of Illinois," 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.

A message from the House, by Mr. H. C. Cooper, assistant clerk:

Mr. President:-I am directed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives has adopted the following preamble and joint resolution, in the adoption of which I am directed to ask the concurrence of the Senate, to-wit: WHEREAS, There were a number of provisional regiments of Illinois volunteers fully recruited and organized in this State for the late war with Spain, whose services were tendered to the Governor upon muster rolls fuily made out for such regiments, ready to be mustered into the service of the United States; and,

WHEREAS, The officers and men of such regiments made great sacrifices of time and money, and many of them gave up good business positions and professions to serve their country in the war, and gave their whole time, for three months, or more, in drilling and preparing for active service in the war; and,

WHEREAS, Such provisional regiments made great and patriotic sacrifices in such preparatory military service without any recognition, recompense or reward; therefore,

Resolved, By the House, the Senate concurring therein, that the Governor of this State be, and he hereby is, authorized to issue complimentary commissions to the officers of such provisional regiments in their respective grades, and thereupon the commanders of such regiments shall issue warrants to the non-commissioned officers of such regiments, and certificates of enlistments and service to the enlisted men, upon forms to be furnished by the Adjutant General.

Adopted by the House February 21, 1899.

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

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Aspinwall, the foregoing message from the House of Representatives was taken up for consideration.

And the question being, "Shall the Senate concur with the House of Representatives in the adoption of the resolutions?" it was decided in the affirmative.

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Gardner, Senate Bill No. 38, a bill for “An act to authorize the judges of county courts to appoint short-hand reporters for the taking and preservation of evidence and to provide for their compensation, in counties having a population of not less than seventy thousand,"

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