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Mr. Aspinwall offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 1.

Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That when the two houses adjourn today they stand adjourned until Tuesday, January 10, 1899, at 5 o'clock p. m.

On motion of Mr. Hamilton, leave of absence was granted to Senator Edwards on account of sickness.

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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

Mr. Hamilton introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 4, for "An act to - amend section 16 of 'An act to provide for the printing and distribution of ballots at public expense, and for the nomination of candidates for public offices, to regulate the manner of holding elections and to enforce the secrecy of the ballot,' approved June 22, 1891, in force July 1, 1891,"

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Which was read at large a first time, ordered printed, and,

On motion of Mr. Hamilton, was referred to the Committee on Elections, when formed.

Mr. Odell introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 5, for "An act to amend section 14 of an act entitled, 'An act in regard to garnishment,' approved March 9, 1872, in force July 1, 1872. as amended by the Acts May 31, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, and June 14, 1897, in force July 1, 1897,"

Which was read at large a first time, ordered printed, and,

On motion of Mr. Odell, was referred to the Committee on Judiciary, when formed.

Mr. Chapman introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 6, for "An act making appropriations for the payment of employés of the Fortyfirst General Assembly,'

Which was read at large a first time, ordered printed, and, On motion of Mr. Chapman, was ordered to a second reading. Mr. Chapman introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 7, for "An act to provide for the incidental expenses of the Forty-first General Assembly of the State of Illinois, and for the care and custody of the State House and grounds, to be incurred and now unprovided for,"

Which was read at large a first time, ordered printed, and, On motion of Mr. Chapman, was ordered to a second reading. Mr. Pemberton introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 8, for "An act to amend section 202 of an act entitled, 'An act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,' approved and in force May 21, 1889, as amended by an act approved February 24, 1898,"

Which was read at large a first time, ordered printed, and,

On motion of Mr. Pemberton, was referred to the Committee on Education and Educational Institutions, when formed.

Mr. Hunt introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 9, for "An act to amend an act entitled, 'An act to amend section one of article three of 'An act to revise the law in relation to township organizations," approved and in force March 4, 1874, as amended June 4, 1889, in force July 1, 1889, as amended June 21, 1895,"

Which was read at large a first time, ordered printed, and,

On motion of Mr. Hunt, was referred to the Committee on County and Township Organization, when formed.

The President of the Senate announced that the House of Representatives was ready to receive the Senate for the purpose of canvassing the returns of the votes cast at the election for State officers held Tuesday, November 8, A. D. 1898.

In accordance with the foregoing announcement, the Senate, preceded by the President of the Senate, repaired to the House of Representatives for the purpose above stated.

JOINT SESSION.

The joint session being convened, the Speaker of the House of Representatives presiding, he announced that the business in order was the canvassing of the returns of the votes cast at the election for State officers held on Tuesday, November 8, A. D. 1898, in accordance with the Constitution of the State and as directed by the joint resolution adopted by both houses.

By direction of the President of the Senate, the Secretary of the Senate called the roll of the Senate, whereupon the following answered to their names:

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The President of the Senate announced that a quorum of the Sen

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives directed the Clerk of the House of Representatives to call the roll of members, whereupon the following members answered to their names:

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Cleary, M.,

Heimberger,

McDonough,

Alschuler,

Cleary, M. H.,

Hennebry,

McGoorty.

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Cole,

Herron,

McKeene,

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Andrus,

Conlee.

Hilboldt,

McKittrick,

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Black, G. M.,

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Black, J.,

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Johnson, J. W.,

Morley,

Sullivan, D.,

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Edwards,

Kennedy,

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Sullivan, F. J.,

Branen.

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The Speaker announced that a quorum of the House of Representatives was present.

A quorum of both houses being present, the Speaker of the House of Representatives proceeded to open and announce the official returns from each county, the footings of which were declared to be as follows:

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And it appearing that Floyd K. Whittemore had received the highest number of votes cast for any one person for the office of State Treasurer, he was declared elected to the office of State Treasurer for the term of two years from the second Monday of January, A. D. 1899, being the 9th day thereof, and until his successor is elected and qualified.

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And it appearing that Alfred Bayliss had received the highest number of votes cast for any one person for the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, he was declared elected to the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for the term of four years from. the second Monday of January, A. D. 1899, being the 9th day thereof, and until his successor is elected and qualified.

Mr. Heimberger offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

Resolved by the Joint Assembly, That a joint committee of three on the part of the House, and two on the part of the Senate, be appointed to wait on the Hon. F. K. Whittemore and the Hon. Alfred Bayliss, and inform them of their election.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives appointed as the committee on the part of the House, as provided for by the foregoing resolution, Messrs. Heimberger, Young and Sullivan.

The President of the Senate appointed as the committee on the part of the Senate, as provided for by the foregoing resolution, Senators Evans and McAdams.

The business of the joint session being completed, at 10:35 o'clock a. m., on motion of Mr. Mueller, the joint assembly dissolved.

Whereupon, the Senate repaired to the Senate chamber, and at 10:40 o'clock a. m. the Senate resumed the transaction of business. A message from the House by Mr. Reeve, Clerk:

Mr. President:-I am directed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives concurred with them in the adoption of the following preamble and joint resolution, to-wit:

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That when the two houses adjourn today they stand adjourned until Tuesday, January 10, 1899, at 5 o'clock p. m.

Concurred in by the House of Representatives January 5, 1899.

JNO. A. REEVE,
Clerk of the House,

At 10:45 o'clock a. m., on motion of Mr. Hamilton, the Senate adjourned, and in accordance with the joint resolution, the Senate stood adjourned until Tuesday, January 10, 1899, at 5 o'clock p. m.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1899-5 O'CLOCK P. M.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment,

Hon. Walter Warder, President pro tempore of the Senate, presiding.

Prayer by the Chaplain.

The journal of Thursday, January, 5, 1899, was being read, when, on motion of Mr. Berry, the further reading of the same was dispensed with and it was ordered to stand approved.

A message from the Governor by J. Mack Tanner, Private Secretary:

Mr. President:-I am directed by the Governor to lay before the Senate the following communications:

STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,
SPRINGFIELD, January 10, 1899.

To the Honorable, the Senate:

I have the honor to submit herewith a list of my appointments since the adjournment of the Special Session of the Fortieth General Assembly:

Alonzo S. Wilderman, Belleville, member of the Board of Managers of the Illinois State Reformatory, to succeed C. E. Felton, resigned.

J. G. Reid, Chicago, member of the State Board of Dental Examiners, to succeed J. L. Bingham, who failed to qualify.

John C. Murphy, Aurora, member of the Board of Trustees of the Northern Hospital for the Insane, to succeed Walter S. Frazier, resigned.

John M. Darnell, Rushville, member of the Board of Live Stock Commissioners, to succeed James R. Goddard, deceased.

A. C. Corr, East St. Louis, member of the State Board of Health, to succeed Z. D. French, resigned.

J. H. Smyser, Chicago, to succeed himself as member of the State Board of Dental Examiners.

Robert Aitchinson, Carthage, member of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb, to succeed J. R. Smith, resigned.

George W. Detharding, Belleville, Public Administrator of St. Clair County. Walter Bartlett, Marshall, Public Administrator and Public Guardian of Clark County.

I respectfully ask that these appointments be confirmed.

JOHN R. TANNER, Governor.

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