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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 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. Humphrey, the further reading of the same was dispensed with and it was ordered to stand approved.

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

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 4.

WHEREAS, The patriotic women of the United States at the very earliest moment tendered their services to the government in the Spanish-American war, ministered to the sick in hospitals, camps and field, furnished supplies, delicacies and necessaries that were much appreciated by the sick and helped materially towards their recovery, smoothed the pillows of the dying and cared for the families left at home; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, Thạt the thanks of the State of Illinois be and are hereby tendered to the female volunteer nurses, matrons, attendants and other women who so patriotically provided for, attended and ministered to our sick, wounded and dying volunteer soldiers, and cared for their families left at home, without compensation, during the war with Spain.

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 communication:

STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,
SPRINGFIELD, Jan. 25, 1899.

To the Honorable, the Senate:

I have the honor to nominate and appoint as trustees of the State Home for Juvenile Female Offenders:

William A. Colledge, of Aurora, to succeed A. K. Perry, term expired. Victoria M. Richardson, of Princeton, to be her own successor.

George W. Perkins, of Polo, to succeed Mrs. J. D. Harvey, term expired. Mrs. F. H. Blackman, Geneva, to be her own successor.

I respectfully ask that these appointments be confirmed.

JOHN R. TANNER, Governor.

On motion of Mr. Warder, the Senate went into executive session for the purpose of considering the foregoing message from his Excellency, the Governor.

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

And the question being, "Does the Senate advise and consent to the nominations just made?" it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 39.

The following voted in the affirmative: Messrs.

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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

Mr. Putnam introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 85, for "An act to insure the better education of opticians, to regulate the practice of opticians in the State of Illinois, and to create a State Board of Opticians,"

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

On motion of Mr. Putnam, was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Putnam introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 86, for "An act to amend section 52 of chapter 79 of an act entitled 'An act to provide for the election and qualification of justices of the peace and constables, and to provide for the jurisdiction and practice of justices of the peace in civil cases, and fix the duties of constables; and to repeal certain acts therein named,'" approved April 1, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, and as amended by act approved and in force May 30, 1881,

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

On motion of Mr. Putnam, was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Putnam introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 87, for "An act to amend section one (1) of an act entitled 'An act to encourage the propagation and cultivation and to secure the protection of fishes in all the waters under the jurisdiction of the State of Illinois,'" approved June 11, 1897,

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

On motion of Mr. Putnam, was referred to the Committee on Fish and Game.

Mr. Aspinwall introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 88, for "An act making appropriations for the Illinois Farmers' Institute and County Farmers' Institutes,"

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

On motion of Mr. Aspinwall, was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Mr. Warder introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 89, for "An act to make an appropriation for the ordinary expenses of the Southern Illinois Normal University at Carbondale,'

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

On motion of Mr. Warder, was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Mr. Warder introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 90, for "An act to make an appropriation to purchase museum cases, library furniture, fixtures for lighting the science building and students' desks, for sinking an artesian well for the Southern Illinois Normal University at Carbondale, and to pay the expenses of a summer session at said university,'

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

On motion of Mr. Warder, was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Mr. Brenholt introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 91. for "An act entitled, 'An act for an appropriation to pay a balance due for a monument at Alton to the memory of Elijah P. Lovejoy,'

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

On motion of Mr. Brenholt, was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Mr. McConnel introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 92, for "An act making an appropriation for the ordinary and special expenses of the Illinois Central Hospital for the Insane,”

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

On motion of Mr. McConnel, was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Mr. Stubblefield introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 93, for "An act to prohibit voting by proxies at elections of mutual life insurance companies.'

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

On motion of Mr. Stubblefield, was referred to the Committee on Insurance.

Mr. Stubblefield introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 94, for "An act to amend sections three (3), five (5) and six (6) of an act entitled, 'An act to indemnify the owners of sheep in cases of damage committed by dogs," " approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, as amended by an act approved May 24, 1597, in force July 1, 1897,

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

On motion of Mr. Stubblefield, was referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Horticulture.

Mr. Busse introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 95, for "An act to provide for an election to be held in towns having within their limits public parks, for their maintenance, government and support, and also to authorize the issue of bonds for the shore protection thereof," Which was read at large a first time, ordered printed, and,

On motion of Mr. Busse, was referred to the Committee on Municipalities.

Mr. Mounts introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 96, for "An act defining in what cases insurance companies shall not be subrogated to the rights of the assured, and fixing the measure of recovery by the assured in certain cases mentioned,"

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

On motion of Mr. Mounts, was referred to the Committee on Insur

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Mr. Mounts introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 97, for “An act to amend an act for the assessment of property and the levy and collection of taxes," approved March 30, 1872, in force July 1, 1872,

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

On motion of Mr. Mounts, was referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Mr. Baxter introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 98, for "An act to define trusts and conspiracies against trade, declaring contracts in violation of this act void and cause for forfeiture of rights and power of corporations guilty thereof, and making certain acts in violation thereof misdemeanors, and prescribing the punishment therefor, and mode of procedure and rules of evidence in such cases,"

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

On motion of Mr. Baxter, was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Aspinwall introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 99, for "An act to regulate the construction of Bridges and Culverts."

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

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

Mr. Aspinwall introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 100, for “An act to amend an act entitled, 'An act to protect persons and property from danger from steam engines on public highways,"" approved June 26, 1885, and in force July 1, 1885. ·

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

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

Mr. Landrigan introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 101, for "An act to amend section three (3) of an act entitled, 'An act to indemnify the owners of sheep in cases of damage committed by dogs," " approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, as amended by an act approved and in force May 30, 1881.

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

On motion of Mr. Landrigan, was referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Horticulture.

Mr. Campbell introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 102, for "An act in relation to the conveyance, use and preservation of Burial Lots in Cemeteries."

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

On motion of Mr. Campbell, was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Campbell introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 103, for "An act to regulate the practice of Barbering, the licensing of persons to carry on such practice, and to insure the better education of such practitioners in the State of Illinois,"

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

On motion of Mr. Campbell, was referred to the Committee on License and Miscellany.

Mr. Chapman introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 104, for "An act to make appropriation for the payment of amounts awarded by the Commission of Claims to certain persons named therein,

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

On motion of Mr. Chapman, was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Mr. Chapman introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 105, for "An act to repeal an act entitled, 'An act to authorize cities, towns and villages to protect the site thereof from overflow and inundation and to regulate and control private levees, private wharves and landing places or embankments, and to compel the repair and improvement of such levees or embankments, and to cause low lots, blocks or parcels of land within corporate limits to be filled so as to prevent standing water thereon, and to authorize cities, towns and villages to purchase or condemn land, sandbanks. gravel pits and rock quarries for any of the purposes above named,'" approved and in force May 19, 1883,

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

On motion of Mr. Chapman, was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

At 10:16 o'clock a. m., on motion of Mr. Warder, the Senate adjourned until tomorrow at 10 o'clock a. m.

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