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Mr. Landrigan introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 130, for "An act to amend an act to amend section six (6) of 'An act to regulate public warehouses and the warehousing and inspection of grain, and to give effect to article thirteen (13) of the constitution of the State,' approved April 25, 1871, in force July 1, 1871, approved June 7, 1897," 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. Landrigan introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 131, for "An act making appropriations for the State Board of Agriculture and county and other agricultural fairs,"

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

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

Mr. Evans introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 132, 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," Which was read at large a first time, ordered printed, and,

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

Mr. Davidson introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 133, for "An act in relation to public schools and to provide a uniform system of text books, and providing for the appointment of a commission to execute the same,"

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

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

Mr. Hamilton introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 134, for “An act to amend section 119 of chapter 121 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. Hamilton, was referred to the Committee on Roads, Highways and Bridges.

Mr. Templeton introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 135, for "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,' approved and in force May 21, 1889,"

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

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

Mr. Dunlap introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 136, for "An act to provide for the extension of the present and the establishing of new

markets for the fruit products of Illinois in foreign countries, and providing for an exhibit of such products at the Paris exposition in the year 1900, and making an appropriation therefor,"

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

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

Mr. Warder introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 137, for "An act to make appropriations for the Southern Hospital for the Insane, at Anna, Illinois, for the two years beginning with July 1, 1899, and ending July 1, 1901,”

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

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

Mr. Busse, from the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, begs leave. to report that a bill of the following title has been correctly enrolled, signed by the presiding officers of both houses, and on the 25th day of January, 1899, was laid before the Governor for his approval, towit:

SENATE BILL No. 6.

A bill for "An act making appropriations for the payment of em ployés of the Forty-first General Assembly."

At 10:19 o'clock a. m., on motion of Mr. Aspinwall, the Senate adjourned until tomorrow at 10 o'clock a. m.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 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. Busse, the further reading of the same was dispensed with and it was ordered to stand approved.

On motion of Mr. Sullivan, the vote whereby Senate Bill No. 30, a bill for "An act to amend an act to amend section six (6) of an act to regulate public warehouses and the warehousing and inspection of grain, and to give effect to article thirteen (13) of the Constitution of this State, approved April 25, 1871, in force July 1, 1871; approved June 7, 1897," was on yesterday referred to the Committee on Agriculture and Horticulture, was reconsidered, and on his motion the bill was referred to the Committee on Warehouses.

Mr Landrigan moved to reconsider the vote whereby the bill was referred to the Committee on Warehouses.

Mr. Berry moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the table, and the yeas and nays being demanded, the motion was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 31; nays, 11.

The following voted in the affirmative: Messrs.

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A message from the House, by Mr. Cooper, Third Assistant Clerk:

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

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 5.

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives_concurring therein, That there be appointed a committee of seven on Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Forty-first General Assembly, consisting of

three members of the Senate, and four members of the House of Representatives, who shall prepare and report to each House Joint Rules for the regulation and conduct of business between the two Houses. Concurred in by the House January 31, 1899.

I am also directed to inform the Senate that the Speaker of the House has appointed as the committee on the part of the House, Representatives Curtis, Allen, Meaney and McGoorty.

JOHN A. REEVE,

Clerk of the House of Representatives.

PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. McAdams offered the following resolution, which was laid over for one day:

SENATE RESOLUTION No. 20.

WHEREAS, The sewerage of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, located in Adams county, just north of the city of Quincy, is emptied into a small stream called Cedar Creek, and thereby conducted into the Quiney bay at a point just north of and above said city, which thoroughly poisons the waters in said Quincy bay and makes them unfit for use, detrimental to the health of the citizens of said city and destroys the value of said bay as a field from which to secure ice; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Committee on Appropriations be, and is hereby instructed to appoint a sub-committee of five members of this body, whose duty it shall be to visit said city of Quincy aud confer with the Superintendent of the Soldiers' Home, the mayor and city engineer thereof as to the advisability of connecting the sewerage of said Soldiers' and Sailors' Home with the sanitary or sewerage system of said city in such a way as to conduct the sewerage into the Mississippi river at a point below the said city: Provided, that should such committee recommend that such connections be made, it shall also report the probable cost thereof based upon the estimates of the engineer of said city of Quincy, and also report a bill for “An act making an appropriation therefor."

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

Mr. Leeper introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 138, for "An act making appropriations for the Asylum for Feeble-Minded Children at Lincoln,

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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 Appropriations.

Mr. Evans introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 139, for "An act making an appropriation for the ordinary expenses of the Illinois Northern Hospital for the Insane,'

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

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

Mr. Evans introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 140, for "An act making appropriations to the Illinois Northern Hospital for the In

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

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

Mr. Joseph T. Payne introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 141, for "An act to amend section four (4) of chapter 133 of 'An act to revise the law in relation to county surveyors and the custody of the United States field notes, and to repeal section eight (8) of said chapter,' approved March 2, 1874, in force July 1, 1874,"

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

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

Mr. Busse introduced a bill, Senate Bill 142, for "An act to amend section 25 of 'An act in relation to fencing and operating railroads,' approved March 31, 1874, in force July 1, 1874; as amended by an act approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879,"

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

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

Mr. Campbell introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 143, for “An act to amend section 3 of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to State contracts,' approved March 31, 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 Labor and Manufactures.

Mr. Odell introduced a bill, Senate No. 144, for "An act to make appropriations for ordinary and other expenses of the Illinois State Penitentiary, at Joliet,"

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

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

Mr. Berry introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 145, for "An act to cure defects in the proceedings for the assessment of property for taxes for the year 1898,"

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

On motion of Mr. Berry, was ordered to a second reading without reference.

Mr. Chapman introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 146, for “An act to provide for the location, organization and management of the Chester Hospital and Asylum for the Insane, and for repealing cer tain acts and parts of acts in conflict therewith,"

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

On motion of Mr. Chapman was referred to the Committee on State Charitable Institutions.

Mr. Chapman introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 147, for "An act to provide for the removal of the Asylum for Insane Criminals from its present location at Chester to a more favorable location, and making appropriation therefor,"

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