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

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

Mr. Bollinger introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 148, for "An act making an appropriation for the Southern Illinois Penitentiary, and to enable the Commissioners thereof to keep the convicts in said Penitentiary profitably employed,"

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

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

Mr. Bollinger introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 149, for "An act to provide for a deficiency in the ordinary expenses of the Southern Illinois Penitentiary for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1897,”

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

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

Mr. Bollinger introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 150, for "An act in regard to the law of negligence,

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

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

Mr. William Payne introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 151, for "An act making appropriation for the Illinois Western Hospital for the Insane at Watertown, Illinois,"

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

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

Mr. Wm. Payne introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 152, for "An act to amend section eight (8) of "An act to revise the law in relation to the Illinois and Michigan Canal, and for the improvement of the Illinois and Little Wabash rivers,' approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874,"

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

On motion of Mr. Wm. Payne, was referred to the Committee on Canals and Rivers.

Mr. Wm. Payne introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 153, for "An act to amend section nine (9) of "An act to revise the law in relation to the Illinois and Michigan Canal, and for the improvement of the Illinois and Little Wabash rivers,' approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874,"

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

On motion of Mr. Wm. Payne, was referred to the Committee on Canals and Rivers.

Mr. May introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 154, for "An act to amend section 2 of article 11 of an act entitled 'An act to revise the military and naval code of the State of Illinois,' approved June 10, 1897, in force July 1, 1897,"

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

On motion of Mr. May, was referred to the Committee on Military.

Mr. McConnel introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 155, for "An act to amend section two (2) of an act entitled 'An act to provide for the payment of bounties for killing English sparrows,' approved and in force July 1, 1891,"

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

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

Mr. Dunlap introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 156, for “An act to amend an act concerning cities, villages and towns, and repealing a certain section amending said act,"

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

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

Mr. Stubblefield introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 157, for “An act making appropriation for the ordinary expenses of the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home at Normal, Ill.,

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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 Appropriations.

READING BILLS OF THE SENATE THE SECOND TIME.

Senate Bill No. 4, a bill 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, Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time,

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And the question being "Shall the bill be ordered engrossed and printed for a third reading?" it was decided in the affirmative, and, By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Hamilton, the consideration of the bill on the order of third reading was made the special order for Tuesday, February 7, 1899, immediately after the reading of the journal.

REPORTS FROM STANDING COMMITTEES.

Mr. Baxter, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 49, for "An act to amend section twenty

four and [section twenty-six of 'An act concerning conveyances,' approved March 29, 1872, in force July 1, 1872," 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.

Mr. Baxter, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 79, for "An act authorizing counties to give a bounty on crows killed," 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.

Mr. Baxter, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred 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," 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.

Mr. Baxter, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 102, for "An act in relation to the conveyance, use and and preservation of burial lots in cemeteries,” 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.

Mr. Baxter, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred 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," 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.

Mr. Baxter, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 31, for "An act providing for attorneys' fees in certain cases and creating a lien therefor," reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do not pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill, on motion of Mr. Baxter, was ordered to lie upon the table.

Mr. Baxter, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 36, for "An act to amend section 1 of paragraph 130 of article 15 of 'An act to revise the law in relation to township organization,' approved and in force March 4, 1874, so as to conform to section 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, title as amended by act approved March 28, 1874, in force July 1, 1874," reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do not pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill, on motion of Mr. Baxter, was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Baxter, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 37, for “An act to amend sections 9, 10, 12, 13 and 43 of 'An act for the assessment of property and providing the means therefor and to repeal a certain act therein named,' passed and approved February 25, 1898," reported the same back with the recommendation that it be referred to the Committee on Revenue. The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill was so referred.

Mr. Baxter, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred 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," reported the same back with the recommendation that it be referred to the Committee on Fees and Salaries. The report of the committee was concurred in and the bill was so referred.

Mr. Baxter, from the Committee on Judiciary, introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 158, 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,"

Which was read at large a first time, ordered printed, and, On motion of Mr. Baxter, was ordered to a second reading. Mr. Campbell, from the Committee on Expenses of the General Assembly, to which was referred 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," reported the same back with an amendment thereto, and recommended that the amendment be adopted, and that the bill as amended do pass.

Under the rules the bill was ordered to a second reading, and to be printed with the amendment.

Mr. Humphrey, from the Committee on Judicial Department and Practice, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 21, for "An act to amend section 1 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," reported the same back with amendments thereto, and recommended that the amendments be adopted, and that the bill as amended do pass.

Under the rules the bill was ordered to a second reading, and to be printed with the amendments.

Mr. Humphrey, from the Committee on Judicial Department and Practice, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 47; for "An act to amend section two (2) of article one (1) of an act entitled 'An act to revise the law in relation to justices of the peace and constables,' approved June 26, 1895, in force July 1, 1895," reported the same back with an amendment thereto, and recommended that the amendment be adopted, and that the bill, as amended, do pass. Under the rules, the bill was ordered to a second reading and to be printed with the amendment.

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By unanimous consent, Mr. Berry introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 159, for "An act entitled 'An act in regard to street railroads,' Which was read at large a first time, ordered printed, and,

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Bollinger introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 160, for "An act making appropriations to the Illinois Asylum for Insane Criminals,"

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

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

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. McAdams, Senate Resolution No. 20, offered by him today, relative to the sewerage of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, at Quincy, was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

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

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