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Mr. Berry presented the following resolution, which was adopted:

SENATE RESOLUTION No. 13.

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate provide a sufficient number of the latest edition of the Revised Statutes of the State of Illinois for the use of the members of the Senate during the present session.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

Mr. Sullivan introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 11, for "An act to provide for the election and time of election of Judges of the Superior Court of Cook county,"

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

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

Mr. Hunt introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 12, for "An act to amend section 14 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, title as amended by act approved March 28, 1874, in force July 1, 1874,"

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

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

Mr. Hunt introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 13, for "An act in regard to itinerant camping on public highways,"

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

On motion of Mr. Hunt, was referred to the Committee on Roads, Highways and Bridges, when formed.

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

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

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

Mr. Case introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 15, for "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in regard to street railroads,' approved June 9, 1897, in force July 1, 1897,"

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

On motion of Mr. Case, was referred to the Committee on Municipalities, when formed.

Mr. Humphrey introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 16, for “An act to amend 'An act to provide for the annexation of cities, incorporated towns and villages, or parts of same, to cities, incorporated towns and villages,' approved and in force April 25, 1889,"

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

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

Mr. Milchrist introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 17, for "An act to amend section one (1) of an act to tax gifts, legacies and inheritances in certain cases, and to provide for the collection of the same, approved June 15, 1895, in force July 1, 1895,”

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

On motion of Mr. Milchrist, was referred to the Committee on Revenue, when formed.

Mr. McAdams introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 18, for "An act to make an appropriation to defray the expense of an exhibit of corn, corn flour, corn meal and other products of corn, and to demonstrate the value of corn as a food product at the Paris Exposition in 1900," Which was read at large a first time, ordered printed, and,

On motion of Mr. McAdams, was referred to the Committee on Appropriations, when formed.

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

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

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

Mr. Campbell introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 20, for “An act concerning corporations for transacting the business of suretyship," Which was read at large a first time, ordered printed, and,

On motion of Mr. Campbell, was referred to the Committee on Corporations, when formed.

Mr. Campbell introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 21, for "An act to amend section one of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to attorneys and counsellors,' approved March 28, 1874, in force July 1, 1874,"

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

On motion of Mr. Campbell, was referred to the Committee on Judicial Department and Practice, when formed.

Mr. Humphrey introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 22, for "An act to amend sections thirty (30), forty-eight (48), forty-nine (49), fiftyseven (57), fifty-nine (59), sixty (60) and sixty-one (61) of an act entitled 'An act in regard to roads and bridges in counties under township organization, and to repeal an act and parts of acts therein named, approved June 23, 1883, in force July 1, 1883,"

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

On motion of Mr. Humphrey, was referred to the Committee on Roads, Highways and Bridges, when formed.

At 10:10 o'clock a. m., on motion of Mr. Warder, the Senate went into executive session for the purpose of considering messages from his Excellency, the Governor.

On motion of Mr. Warder, the rules of the Senate requiring all executive sessions of the Senate to take place with closed doors, was suspended.

Whereupon, the following executive messages, received January 10, 1899, were taken up and read:

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 40th 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.

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

To the Honorable, the Senate:

I have the honor to submit to you the following nominations and appoint

ments:

Lloyd J. Smith, of Chicago, to be member of the Board of Lincoln Park Commissioners, to succeed Horatio N. May, deceased.

William Jackson, of Rock Island, to be a member of the Board of Managers of the Illinois State Reformatory, to succeed himself.

James C. Sullivan, of Cairo, to be member of the Illinois State Board of Health, to succeed A. C. Corr, whose term has expired.

I respectfully ask that these appointments be confirmed.

JOHN R. TANNER, Governor.

And the question being, "Does the Senate advise and consent to the nominations just made?" and the yeas and nays being called, it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 35.

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At 10:15 o'clock a. m., on motion of Mr. Hamilton, the executive session arose and the Senate resumed the consideration of business.

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

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

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

On motion of Mr. Leeper, was referred to the Committee on LiveStock and dairying, when formed.

On motion of Mr. Landrigan, leave of absence was granted to Senator James T. Payne on account of sickness.

At 10:20 o'clock a. m., on motion of Mr. Hamilton, the Senate adjourned until tomorrow at 10 o'clock a. m.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1899-10 O'CLOCK A. M.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment,

Hon. William A. Northcott, President of the Senate, presiding. Prayer by the Chaplain.

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

The President of the Senate presented a communication from Hon. Amos F. Moore, President of the Illinois Farmers' Institute, regarding appropriations for the University of Illinois at Champaign, which was read, and,

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

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS.

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

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 14.

WHEREAS, The presence of persons, not members, within the Senate chamber during the sessious of the same causes much annoyance and inconvenience to Senators and delays and often interferes with the proper transaction of the business of the Senate; therefore,

Resolved, That the Secretary of State is hereby directed to provide a suitable railing enclosing the seated area of the Senate chamber.

Resolved, That the President of the Senate is hereby requested to see that the Sergeant-at-Arms admits no one to the Senate chamber other than those officially entitled to admission, except upon the request of members of the Senate; and that during the time the Senate is in session, all persons except Senators and emyloyés in actual discharge of their duties shall be excluded from that portion of the floor of the Senate chamber within the seated area.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

Mr. Townsend introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 24, 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 another section thereto,"

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

On motion of Mr. Townsend, was referred to the Committee on Insurance, when formed.

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